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What Price Food?

Agricultural Price-Policies in Developing Countries

Authors: Streeten, Paul

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The starting point of Paul Streeten's book is the dilemma, faced by policy makers in many developing countries: should the price of food be high, in order to stimulate production, or low, in order to prevent poor food buyers from starving? The author goes on to discuss the role of prices in the light of these and other objectives. 'It is the work of one of our wisest scholars on what I consider to be the key policy issue for economic development in the 1980s...this provocative essay will be required reading for anyone working on agricultural price policy.' C.Peter Timmer 'It provides solid and practical guidance to scholars and decision-makers. It is lucid, balanced and, above all, useful.' Robert Klitgaard 'Paul Streeten is well known for his gift of explaining the pros and cons of difficult policy issues in a clear, simple and realistic way, appealing to policy-makers, students and the wider development community, as well as to academic colleagues. This gift is fully displayed in his new book, and readers are bound to emerge with a better awareness of the conflicts and policy reforms which are involved.' H.W.Singer

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • The Dilemma

    Streeten, Paul

    Pages 1-4

  • Multiplicity of Objectives

    Streeten, Paul

    Pages 5-7

  • Towards a Country and Crop Typology

    Streeten, Paul

    Pages 8-10

  • What Are Price Policies?

    Streeten, Paul

    Pages 11-13

  • Allocational Efficiency and Higher Food Production

    Streeten, Paul

    Pages 14-28

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-44196-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Price Food?
Book Subtitle
Agricultural Price-Policies in Developing Countries
Authors
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-18921-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-18921-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-44196-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 127
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