The general effect of export restrictions on commodity markets

R. Nathanson, J. Weinblatt

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In this chapter a systematic classification of export restrictions is presented and their effect on commodity markets discussed. We first discuss the types of measures adopted, and the motives behind their adoption, for each country and commodity group. Tables on commodity production, exports, and prices enable the reader to draw concrete conclusions regarding possible impacts of export controls on commodity markets. The analysis deals only with free market economies. The extraordinary increase in commodity prices during the period 1973/4 is examined and the source of the boom analyzed, mainly to check whether or not it was caused by export restrictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Economics of Export Restrictions
Subtitle of host publicationFree Access To Commodity Markets As An Element of The New International Economic Order
EditorsJimmy Weinblatt
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9781000244311
ISBN (Print)9780367291532
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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