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The Economics of Famine

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The Economics of Famine

9781858986890 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jean Drèze, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University, India
Publication Date: 1999 ISBN: 978 1 85898 689 0 Extent: 584 pp
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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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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19 articles, dating from 1980 to 1997
Contributors include: S. Coate, M. Desai, J. Drèze, R. Fogel, P. Hammond, J. Lin, S. Osmani, M. Ravallion, A. Sen, A. de Waal
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Contents: Introduction Part I: Famine Analysis Part II: Case Studies Index

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