A Handbook of Primary Commodities in the Global Economy

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März 2008



A guide to the ins and outs of international commodity markets.


List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The historical framework; 2. The geography of commodity production and trade; 3. Comparative advantage and the trade policy distortions; 4. Price formation and price trends in primary commodities; 5. The commodity exchanges, commodity investments and speculation; 6. The economics of exhaustible resource depletion; 7. Fears of and measures to assure supply security; 8. Producer cartels in international commodity markets; 9. Public ownership in primary commodity production; 10. The monoeconomies. Issues raised by heavy dependence on commodity production and exports; References; Index.


Marian Radetzki is Professor of Economics at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. He is the author of over 20 books and has undertaken a number of consulting assignments for multinational corporations, governments of developing countries, and international organizations like the World Bank and the UNDP.


Review of the hardback: 'Professor Radetzki has produced a magisterial account of primary commodities and their persistent and critical importance in the world economy. This timely, well-written, and accessible handbook covers the history and geography of the subject as well as the economics, institutions, and controversies involved, and deserves wide readership in industry and government offices as well as in academia.' Thorvaldur Gylfason, University of Iceland Review of the hardback: 'A treasure chest of information based on 40 years of research and experience. An essential resource for understanding how commodity markets behave and why.' John E. Tilton , Colorado School of Mines Review of the hardback: 'Markets have short memories. At a time when commodities are being heavily promoted to investors as a new asset class, Radetzki's book brings a balanced and readable perspective to the analysis of what remain the workhorses of our industrial civilisation.' David Humphreys, Chief Economist, Norilsk Nickel Review of the hardback: 'This book is essential reading for all those involved in any way with primary commodities. It provides a good perspective in which to place today's preoccupations, and demonstrates that the underlying issues never change although their relative importance varies over time.' The Ringsider Review of the hardback: 'It provides a very nice overview of a huge field, i.e., a worldwide scope and a focus on a large number of commodities. The most important strengths of the book include a solid economic analysis of commodity markets but with the avoidance of technical jargon, as well as the author's ability to pedagogically address a mix of economic, political and historical factors shaping these markets.' Resources, Conservation and Recycling Review of the hardback: 'Provides several valuable contributions related to primary commodities in international markets. ... The book comes at an opportune point in time, provides a wealth of information, and is useful as a guide to really understanding the themes addressed.' Resources, Conservation and Recycling Review of the hardback: 'A very timely and wide-ranging book.' Journal of Economic Literature Review of the hardback: 'Wonderfully comprehensive.' Resources Policy
EAN: 9780521880206
ISBN: 0521880203
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 233 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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