External imbalances, famines, and entitlements a case study by Derseh Endale

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  • Ethiopia,
  • Ethiopia.


  • Debts, External -- Ethiopia.,
  • Famines -- Ethiopia.,
  • Ethiopia -- Foreign economic relations.,
  • Ethiopia -- Economic conditions -- 1974-,
  • Ethiopia -- Economic policy.

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StatementDerseh Endale.
SeriesWIDER working papers,, no. 103, WIDER working papers ;, WP 103.
ContributionsEconomics Colloquium (1992 : University of Helsinki)
LC ClassificationsHJ8832 .E53 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination62 p. :
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1039103M
LC Control Number93235604

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EXTERNAL IMBALANCES, FAMINES AND ENTITLEMENTS: ACASE STUDY 1. Introduction: Motivation: Famines in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular the case study country - Ethiopia - have been recurrent features of the past two decades.

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Keyphrases. external imbalance case study seminar participant Powered by. External Imbalances, Famines And Entitlements A Case And entitlements book The study proceeded by broadly categorizing the various defects of the economy as manifestations of two disequilibria in the system.

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External Imbalances, Famines And Entitlements: A Case Study. By Derseh Endale. Abstract. (external link) Suggested articles. To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request. Author: Derseh Endale. The present state of the world economy can be characterized by the following major external and internal imbalances: (i) large differences in current account positions, which are not sustainable; (ii) Author: H.

Onno Ruding. As famines concept, famine has made a long journey from crude Malthusian arguments about ‘overpopulation’ to current debates that focus on hazards, entitlements, and the political economy of food.

The concept of entitlement is used throughout Hunger and Public Action, following Sen's book Poverty and Famines (a). A person's entitlements over some time period are the various and entitlements book bundles that are legally attain-able from that person's initial.

External Balance A situation in which the money a country brings in from exports is roughly equal to the money it spends on imports. That is, external balance occurs when the current account is neither excessively positive nor excessively negative.

An external balance implies capital movement. That is, a country needs to have both imports and exports to Missing: famines. Get this from a library. External imbalances, famines, and entitlements: a case study. [Derseh Endale]. Famine - Famine - Entitlement failure: In the late 20th century the work of the Indian economist Amartya Sen led to a major reorientation in the study of famines.

In works such as Poverty and Famines (), Sen challenged the prevailing “FAD hypothesis,” the assumption that total food-availability decline (FAD) is the central cause of all famines.

So, to the book’s great credit, is the famine’s aftermath – right through to and entitlements book present. Applebaum’s suggestion that the famine’s impact on demography and political thinking remains of significance today in both Russia and Ukraine is likely to be regarded as among the more controversial aspects of the book, but her case is well made/5().

The causes of famine - A refutation of Professor Sen's theory Peter Bowbrick1 ABSTRACT This article argues that Sen's theory of famine will lead to the wrong diagnosis and the wrong remedies for famine and will therefore worsen the situation. His analysis of the Bengal famine is a case in point.

It is, based on unreliable and inaccurate by: Traditionally, famines are thought to External imbalances caused by re-duction in food output or a population outgrowing its regional carrying capacity.

In this perception, the opera-tive cause of famine is an imbalance of population with re-spect to food supply (and could thus be solved by popula-tion control methods).

Famine could also come from theFile Size: KB. Understanding and Preventing Famine and Famine Mortality Jeremy Swift* Summary Famine prevention is possible but requires, among other things, a better theoretical basis, building on comparative, interdisciplinary and historical research.

Key aspects of that task concern, first, the relationship between starvation, disease and death. academics analysing the link between external imbalances and public finances in the EU. These contributions show in particular that the build-up of external imbalances in the EU and the euro area during the decade preceding the financial crisis may have signalled contingent budgetary risks through a number of macroeconomic and microeconomicFile Size: 1MB.

T he Bengal famine of cost the lives of at least 3 million people. In the Soviet Union’s multiyear famines beginning inandit’s estimated that as many as 19 million died. The famine in China from to resulted in around 30 million deaths.

Various famines in Western Europe associated with the Fall of the Western Roman Empire and its sack by Alaric I. Between and AD, the population of the city of Rome fell by over 90%, mainly because of famine and plague.

Extreme weather events of – Famine in Arabia during the Caliphate of Umar ibn al-Khattab. Amartya Sen has some serious academic achievements, he's regarded as one of the worlds leading experts on famines, and the book had high ambitions.

The Idea of Justice, not even Rothbard could've come up with a more powerful and impressive name for a book. Understandably, I expected a philosophical treatise on, well, the idea of justice.4/5(). The methods of accounting for gas imbalances are the entitlement method, the sales method, or a combination of both methods.

Under the entitlement method, revenues are reported based on the owner's share of production, and the receivable or deferred revenue account reflects the differences between the amount an owner has been paid and the owner's share of the actual quantities produced Missing: famines.

The book also addresses the role played by traders and speculators during famines more generally, invoking evidence from famines in France, Ireland, Finland, Malawi, Niger, and Somalia since the. Conditions associated with famine. Famines, like wars and epidemics, have occurred from ancient times, achieving biblical proportions not only in biblical times but throughout es from the 20th century include the Chinese famine of –61, which resulted in 15–30 million deaths, the Ethiopian famine of –85, which caused approximately 1 million deaths but affected more.

External Imbalances and Financial Crises Alan M. Taylor. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in December NBER Program(s):Development of the American Economy, International Finance and Macroeconomics In broad perspective, there have been essentially two competing views of the global financial crisis, albeit there are some complementarities among g: famines.

Famine is often associated with subsistence agriculture. State-sponsored famines. In certain cases, such as the Great Leap Forward in China (which produced the largest famine in absolute numbers), North Korea in the mids, or Zimbabwe in the earlys, famine can occur because of government policy.

Famine prevention 1. Food security. Furthermore, in their book Hunger and Public Action (), Drèze and Sen extend the analysis from food entitlements, i.e.

the set alternative bundles of food items over which a person can have command, to broader entitlements, i.e. the set alternative bundles of commodities such as drinkable water or services such as sanitation and health Cited by: Amartya Sen. Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation.

Oxford: Clarendon Press,pages, $ This book has two rather contrasting aims. One is to give a more convincing explanation of modern famines, the other to elaborate a formal theory of "entitlement".

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Sen () in their important book Hunger and Public Action address the poverty-hunger equation but have done so primarily in terms of command over food. In their view, famine and hunger are defined by entitlement collapse and the socially circumscribed distribution of entitlements over basic necessities.

Each demands specific forms of state. Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid and Reform Summary of book review 1 'Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform' is a newly published book 2 with a foreword by Nobel prize winning economist, Amartya Sen.

It provides a pithy analysis of the mass starvation that began in North Korea in the early s leading to an estimated- 1 million deaths out of a population of 22 million. T.R.: The Last Romantic is H.W. Brandss biography of Theodore Roosevelt.

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By comparing ENSO episodes in different time periods and across countries, Davis explores the impact of colonialism and the introduction of capitalism, and the Author: Mike Davis.

The was a potato famine or a ‘Great hunger’. Calling it a famine doesn’t seem apt to me. As it was an ‘extreme scarcity of food’ (the definition of a famine), it was an extreme scarcity of Potato’s. Anyone interested in the history should check out the ‘Atlas of the Great Irish Famine’.

Great book/resource. @ JTO. In a shocking new book, Churchill's Secret War, journalist Madhusree Mukherjee blames Mr Churchill's policies for being largely responsible for one of the worst famines in India's history.

It. Famine had been a recurrent feature of life the Indian sub-continental countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, most notoriously during British s in India resulted in more than 60 million deaths over the course of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Famines in British India were severe enough to have a substantial impact on the long-term population growth of the country in. A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history.

This book examines imbalances in seven major economies: China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, evaluating key indicators agreed on by the G20 for identifying large imbalances, including public and private debt and private saving, and countries external position.

The chapters describe a suite of corrective steps tailored for each country that, if Missing: famines. Book reviews: AMARTYA SEN, Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation, Delhi, Oxford University Press,pp A.K. Dasgupta The Indian Economic & Social History Review 2, Author: A.K.

Dasgupta. Amartya Sen emphasized the cause of lack of food supply, malnutrition and analysis of famines in an essay he wrote in It is a powerful essay entitled, ‘Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlements and Deprivation.’ Amartya published his work in on developing economies; it was called ‘Resources, Values, and Development.

Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Bengali: ˈɔmort:o ˈʃen; born 3 November ) is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, decision theory, development economics, public health and measures Alma mater: University of Calcutta (BA), Trinity College.

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Weather shocks trigger a sequence of “entitlement failures,” which can result in a famine unless public action intervenes to mitigate these impacts.Get this from a library! Famine: a short history. [Cormac Ó Gráda] -- "Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society.

Mass starvation--whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies--devastates.

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