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The theory of commodity price stabilization : a study in the economics of risk

Author: David M G Newbery; Joseph E Stiglitz
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
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Newbery, David M. G.
Theory of commodity price stabilization.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)654136539
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M G Newbery; Joseph E Stiglitz
ISBN: 0198284179 9780198284178 0198284381 9780198284383
OCLC Number: 8170080
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 462 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I - Introduction and Summary --
Introduction --
The Main Issues --
Summary of Findings --
Statement of the Problem --
Part II - Fundamentals: Supply and Demand Under Risk --
Competitively Supply with Risk-Neutral Farmers --
Supply with Risk-Averse Farmers --
Empirical Measurements of Producers' Attitudes to Risk --
Theory of Consumer Demand --
Consumer Benefits of Price Stabilization --
Market Equilibrium with Rational Expectations --
Price Dynamics, Expectations, and Adjustments --
Part III - Market Equilibrium --
Sharing and Reducing Risk --
Futures Markets and Risk Reduction --
Storage and Savings --
The Efficiency of Market Equilibrium --
Information and Market Equilibrium --
Part IV - Price Stabilization with no Supply Response --
The Theory of Partial Price Stabilization --
Determinants of the Distributional Impact of Price Stabilization --
Effects of Market Distortion --
Estimates of the Benefits of Price Stabilization --
Part V - Supply Responses to Stabilization --
The Simple Theory of Supply Response to Price Stabilization --
Risk Aversion and Supply Response: A Geometrical Analysis --
Pareto-Inferior Trade and Price Stabilization --
Trade Policy --
Part VI - Macroeconomic Repercussions --
Export-Led Price Instability --
Balance-of-Payments Policy --
Export Instability and Growth --
International Instability --
Part VII - Dynamic Considerations --
Buffer Stocks --
Optimal Commodity Stockpiling Rules
Other Titles: Commodity price stabilization.
Responsibility: David M.G. Newbery and Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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