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The Economics of Famine

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series No. 101

Edited by Jean Dreze
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 27th Jan 1999
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 20mm
Weight: 1350g
ISBN-10: 1858986893
ISBN-13: 9781858986890
Barcode No: 9781858986890
Synopsis
The Economics of Famine presents an important collection of outstanding contributions to the economic analysis of famine. The first part consists of theoretical papers, including Amartya Sen's classic exposition of the entitlement approach to famine analysis, various extensions and critiques of this approach, and more recent developments in the economics of famine. The second part consists of empirical case studies of famine in specific countries or regions, including Ireland, Russia, China, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This innovative volume provides invaluable reference material for development economists and all those concerned with the persistence of famine in the modern world.

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