Peasants and Governments: An Economic Analysis by David BevanPeasants and Governments: An Economic Analysis by David Bevan

Peasants and Governments: An Economic Analysis

byDavid Bevan, Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This book is the first of two companion volumes by these authors on trade shocks in controlled economies. Both theoretically innovative and drawing on extensive applied work, it addresses a number of issues in the forefront of economics, principally the relationship between macro and microeconomics, by analysing the impact of an external macro shock - the coffee price boom - on each of two developing countries which have much in common but whose governmental organizations and objectives differ sharply.The authors focus on three important ways in which governments affect peasants: setting crop prices; controlling access to consumer goods; and provision of public services. They address these three areas using microeconomic analysis and household survey data collected in Kenya and Tanzania. Muchof the analysis is relevant for a wide class of developing countries.
David Bevan is a Fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Paul Collier is a Fellow at the St Antony's College, Oxford and University Lecturer, Oxford. Jan Willem Gunning is a Director, Economic and Social Research Institute at the Free University, Amsterdam.
Title:Peasants and Governments: An Economic AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:362 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019828621X

ISBN - 13:9780198286219


Editorial Reviews

`All in all this study is an impressive exercise in a priori deduction as well as in data gathering and in data analysis.'Journal of Peasant Studies