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World Food Economy

ISBN-10: 1405105976
ISBN-13: 9781405105972
Edition: 2006
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Description: Since Thomas Malthus began writing in 1798, the questions of population growth and food supply have been of central concern to economists. This text summarises some of the lessons we have learnt over the years concerning food supply and economic  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Since Thomas Malthus began writing in 1798, the questions of population growth and food supply have been of central concern to economists. This text summarises some of the lessons we have learnt over the years concerning food supply and economic development.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Our Focus
Chapter OutlineStudy Questions
The Demand Side: How Population Growth and Higher Incomes Affect Food Consumption
Classic Malthusianism, its Modern Variants, and its Critiques
Demographic Transition
Trends in Human Numbers, Past and Present
Food Consumption and Income
Demand Trends and Projections
Summary and ConclusionsStudy Questions Appendix: The Fundamental Economics of Demand
The Supply Side: Agricultural Production and its Determinants
The Nature of Agriculture
Increases in Agricultural Supply
Has Intensification Run its Course?
Trends in Per-Capita ConsumptionStudy Questions Appendix: The Fundamental Economics of Supply
Aligning the Consumption and Production of Food over Time
The Desirability of Competitive Equilibrium
The Market Impacts of Commodity Programs
Historical Trends in the Scarcity of Agricultural Products
Outlook for the Twenty-First CenturyStudy Questions Appendix: The Coordination of Decentralized Decision-Making
Agriculture and the Environment
Environmental Trade-Offs
Market Failure
Environmental Deterioration in the Absence of Agricultural Intensification
Agricultural Development and the EnvironmentStudy Questions
Globalization and Agriculture
The Theory of Comparative Advantage
The Net Costs of Trade Distortions
The Debate over Globalization
Agricultural Trade: Recent Trends and the Current Debate
Why Not More Trade?Study Questions Appendix: A Two-Country Illustration of Comparative Advantage
Agriculture and Economic Development
Growth and Economic Structure
Agriculture's Role in Economic Development
Trying to Develop at Agriculture's Expense
Agricultural Development for the Sake of Economic Growth and Diversification
Summary and ConclusionsStudy Questions
Striving for Food Security
What is Food Security?
Who and Where Are the Food-Insecure?
Achieving Food Security
The Food Security Synthesis and Economic Development
The Standard Model, Communitarian Values, and Economic EquityStudy Questions
A Synopsis of Regional Trends in the Global Food Economy
Economic Growth and Income Distribution
Population Dynamics
Agriculture's Response to Demand Growth
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Affluent Nations
Standards of Living
Population Dynamics
The Food Economy
Dietary Change and Consumption Trends
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Asia
Trends in GDP per Capita
Population Dynamics
Agricultural Development
Dietary Change, Consumption Trends, and Food Security
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Latin America and the Caribbean
Trends in GDP per Capita
Population Dynamics
Agricultural Development
Dietary Change, Consumption Trends, and Food Security
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Middle East and North Africa
Trends in GDP per Capita
Population Dynamics
Agricultural Development
Dietary Change, Consumption Trends, and Food Security
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Patterns of Economic Growth since the Fall of Communism
Demographic Trends
The Agricultural Sector
Dietary Change, Consumption Trends, and Food Security
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
Sub-Saharan Africa
Trends in GDP per Capita
Demographic Trends
Agricultural Development
Consumption Trends and Food Security
SummaryStudy QuestionsTables
The Food Economy in the Twenty-First Century
Victims of Our Own Success?
The New Food Economy
The Changing Role of GovernmentStudy Questions
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Map Annex
References
Index

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