Export restrictions represent an economic phenomenon that has existed for millenia. This report is the result of a two-year research project on the subject of free access to commodity markets carried out jointly by the David Horowitz Institute for the Research of Developing Countries, Tel Aviv University and the Ibero-Amerika Institut, University of Goettingen. The project was financed by a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction, Summary, and Conclusions 2 The General Effect of Export Restrictions on Commodity Markets 3 Commodity Export Taxes as a Means of Promoting Internal Processing Industries Free Access to Supplies Versus Restrictive Supply Policies: 4 The Ability of LDCs to Control Commodity Markets 5 Export Restrictions as a Means of Redistributing World Income: An Appraisal 6 Restrictions of Exports from LDCs and Their Impact on World Economy 7 Monetary Effects of Export Restrictions on World Commodity Markets 8 Exports from LDCs: Impacts on Economic Growth, 9 The Effects of Export Restrictions on Economic Growth in LDCs, 10 Export Controls: An Institutional and Historical Perspective 11 The Analysis of the GATT Provisions, 12 Summary of Findings and Main Conclusions
Jimmy Weinblatt is affiliated with the Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He has published extensively in the field of economic theory and thought and on topics related to the Palestinian economy.