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- International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00
We present a simple macroeconomic model with a continuum of primary commodities used in the production of the final good, such that the real prices of commodities have a factor structure. One factor captures the combined contribution of all aggregate shocks which have no direct effects on commodity markets other than through general equilibrium effects... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 9.00
This paper studies the volatility of commodity prices on the basis of a large dataset of monthly prices observed in international trade data from the United States over the period 2002 to 2011. The conventional wisdom in academia and policy circles is that primary commodity prices are more volatile than those of manufactured products, even though most... more...
- Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 245.00
A detailed examination is provided of the circumstances which led to the negotiation of each of the international commodity agreements with economic provision included since the end of World War II. How such agreements operated and the causes for difficulties in their implementation and the reasons for their failure is also discussed. It concentrates... more...
- Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 255.00
This is a comprehensive guide the wool industry and the trading mechanisms involved in this vital business. The supply chain is examined, from sheep farming through to final garment manufacture and supply. The patterns of trade are explored, together with the various international arrangements that are associated that are associated with the wool trade.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 590.00
John MacNamara?s timely report looks at the principles and practice of structured trade and commodity finance deals and what can go wrong. It is supported by invaluable case study material. An authoritative guide to structured trade and commodity finance in emerging markets A detailed study of the problems and opportunities presented by structured... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 259.95
What affects the supply of oil? How important is the weather in determining grain prices? Why has the price of copper skyrocketed? This unique book analyses the economics of key commodity groups, including energy, agriculture and metals. It examines the supply/demand fundamentals of several major and minor commodities, physical characteristics,... more...
- Allworth Press 2015; US$ 24.99
For anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of branding in an approachable way without poring over dense text or hiring an expensive consultant, Star Brands presents a unique model that offers structured guidance and professional tips for building, managing, and marketing any brand. Created by savvy brand manager Carolina Rogoll, the star brand... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
Individuals, consumer groups, nation states and supra-national bodies increasingly have interrogated the ethics of particular production and consumption relations such as GM foods. Flowing from and bound up with these political concerns is the growing interest in the mutual dependence of sites of (for example) production, distribution, retailing,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 109.00
This book provides the insights required to effectively respond to counterfeit trade. It constitutes a unique combination of in-depth insights into the counterfeit market, best-practice strategies, novel management tools, and product protection technologies. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95
"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought... more...