Commodities, Governance and Economic Development Under Globalization

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Palgrave MacMillan, Feb 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Alfred Maizels's work on commodity trade and prices documented trends in a major area of international economic relations. His book on Industrial Growth and World Trade became a much reprinted classic and his subsequent studies continued this pioneering work, particularly, Exports and Economic Growth of Developing Countries and Commodities in Crisis. This volume celebrates Alfred Maizels's legacy and his contribution to trade, commodities and development issues. It is dedicated to his life-time achievements, covering his work from an analytical perspective and placing his research, at this very critical juncture, in the context of the current financial crisis and contemporary policy debates. The contributors to this volume discuss and extend the validity of Maizels's findings in the light of new empirical evidences. This important and timely volume is indispensable reading for all interested in commodities, international trade and finance, and their implications for economic development of low-income countries.

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MACHIKO NISSANKE is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. She previously worked at Birkbeck College, University College London and the University of Oxford, and was also Research Fellow of Nuffield College and the Overseas Development Institute. She has published numerous books and journal articles in financial and international economics, and has served many international organizations as advisor and co-ordinator of research programmes.
ERIK THORBECKE is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus, Graduate School Professor and former Director of the Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University, USA. He has published extensively in the areas of economic and agricultural development, the measurement and analysis of poverty and malnutrition, the Social Accounting Matrix and general equilibrium modelling, and international economics. The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measure has been adopted almost universally by international organizations and researchers doing empirical work on poverty.

BASUDEB GUHA-KHASNOBIS is a Senior Research Fellow and Project Director at UNU-WIDER. Previous appointments include IGIDR (Mumbai), the EXIM Bank of India (Bangalore) ICRIER (New Delhi), and as a research consultant for several international organizations. He is the editor of "The WTO, Developing Countries and the Doha Development Agenda" and co-editor of "Informal Labour Markets and Development" and "Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure."
GEORGE MAVROTAS is the Chief Economist of the Global Development Network. Prior to that he worked for UNU-WIDER as a Fellow and Project Director and was on the Economics faculty of the Universities of Oxford and Manchester. He has published extensively in development economics and development finance, including "Commodity Supply Management by Producing Countries," "Advancing Development: Core Themes in Global Economics," "Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development" and "Development Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead,