1804 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published between 1982 and 1989, the volumes in this set were written at a time of instability in the global commodity markets. Then, just as now with the effects of the war in Ukraine, these volumes highlighted the extent to which events in primary commodity markets continue to influence the economies of developing and industrialized economies alike.They discuss the adequacy of world mineral supplies and the problems of resource conservation; examine patterns of trade, changing demand and the effects of fluctuations in spot and futures markets, all of which are crucially important for developing countries which above all need stability in primary commodities trade to guarantee their future development; provide an overview of the nature of the different types of commodity model as well as their diverse applications; introduce modelling methodologies, including their advantages, limitations and commodity specific implications; explain the role of futures and options in agriculture and their uses in reducing risks and maximizing profits; offer an analytical appraisal of international commodity controls, from their origins in the 1920s to their widespread acceptance as an important element in international trade policy in the 1970s.

    1 Fiona Gordon-Ashworth International Commodity Control 978-1-032-68793-3 2 Michael Atkin Agricultural Commodity Markets 978-1-032-68907-4 3 Edgar Graham The Modern Plantation in the Third World 978-1-032-69313-2 4 Walter C. Labys and Peter K. Pollak Commodity Models for Forecasting and Policy Analysis 978-1-032-69353-8 5 A.I. MacBean and D. T. Nguyen Commodity Policies: Problems and Prospects 978-1-032-69401-6 6 William Robertson  Tin: Its Production and Marketing 978-1-032-69419-1.