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Rural development and agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand (English)

Understanding economic growth is central to the study of development. Rural economic growth is an important aspect of economic growth. Historically, rural agriculture has employed most people in most countries, and continues to do so today. ... See More +

Publication 43119 JAN 01, 2004

Akiyama, Takamasa ; Larson, Donald F;

Commodity market reform in Africa : some recent experience (English)

Since the early 1980s, dramatic changes in export commodity markets, shocks associated with resulting price declines, and changing views on the role of the state have ushered in widespread reforms to agricultural commodity markets in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2995 MAR 31, 2003

Akiyama, Takamasa; Baffes, John; Larson, Donald F.; Varangis, Panos

Commodity market reforms : lessons of two decades (English)

Structural reform of the economies of developing countries has been in the forefront of development interest since the early 1980s. This interest stems from a recognition that the structures and institutions of these countries are critical to any enhancement of economic and social development. ... See More +

Publication 22024 MAR 31, 2001

Akiyama, Takamasa; Baffes, John; Larson, Donald; Varangis, Panos

Does commodity dependence slow development? Commodity-dependent countries are not doomed - provided policies and an active private sector help promote growth (English)

Because of an association with weak export and income growth, commodity dependence has long been considered a barrier to economic development. However, statistical analyses and case studies show that commodity dependence does not necessarily hinder economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 16719 APR 30, 1997

Nanae Yabuki; Takamasa Akiyama

Does the quot;adding-up problemquot; add up? (English)

The adding-up problem occurs when a country or group of countries significantly increases production of a commodity with a low price elasticity of demand relative to world production. ... See More +

Brief 17851 JUN 30, 1996

Larson, Donald; Takamasa Akiyama; Leilynne Lau

Is commodity-dependence pessimism justified? Critical factors and government policies that characterize dynamic commodity sectors (English)

Economists often associate a countryapos;s dependence on primary commodities, for exports, income, and employment with underdevelopment and low income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1600 MAY 31, 1996

Nanae Yabuki; Takamasa Akiyama

Indonesiaapos;s cocoa boom : hands-off policy encourages smallholder dynamism (English)

This case study of Sulawesiapos;s cocoa market is a counterpoint to investigations of highly regulated markets - agricultural and otherwise. The Indonesian islandapos;s rapid expansion surprised the world cocoa market, especially because it came mostly from smallholders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1580 MAR 31, 1996

Takamasa Akiyama; Akihiko Nishio

Managing commodity booms - and busts (English)

This document pertains to boom commodity markets which can be a bane or a blessing. If commodity exporting countries adopt the wrong policies and strategies, they can leave their economies in worse shape than before the boom. ... See More +

Brief 17842 FEB 29, 1996

Varangis, Panos; Takamasa Akiyama; Mitchell, Donald

Electricity demand in Asia and the effects on energy supply and the investment environment (English)

Demand for energy (including electricity) has been increasing more rapidly in developing Asian economies than anywhere else in the world and is expected to continue growing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1557 DEC 31, 1995

Masayasu Ishguro; Takamasa Akiyama

Managing commodity booms and busts (English)

This booklet focuses on the management of the commodity price volatility from the perspective of developing countries. It examines and contrasts government policies and institutional and marketing structures that have proven to be effective in managing commodity booms and busts. ... See More +

Publication 15269 DEC 31, 1995

Varangis, Panos; Akiyama Takamasa; Mitchell, Donald

Energy demand in five major Asian developing countries : structure and prospects (English)

The objectives of the present study are: 1) to examine the structures and trends in energy demand in five major developing countries of Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand) by sector and subsector; 2) to evaluate the energy policies of these countries; 3) to evaluate the extent to which energy conservation efforts could be undertaken; 4) to estimate through quantitative analysis key income and price elasticities and to project under several scenarios energy demand in the five countries, and 5) to explore practical policy measures and technical applications to promote efficient energy use in these countries. ... See More +

Publication WDP277 APR 30, 1995

Masayasu Ishiguro; Takamasa Akiyama

The adding-up problem : strategies for primary commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa remain dependent on a few primary commodities -- coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugar, tea, and tobacco -- for a large share of export earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1245 JAN 31, 1994

Akiyama, Takamasa; Larson, Donald F.; DEC

How policy changes affected cocoa sectors in sub-Saharan African countries (English)

Structural adjustment programs in sub-Saharan African countries in the 1980s removed trade restrictions, price controls, and export taxes and abolished state-owned commodity marketing bodies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1129 APR 30, 1993

Coleman, Jonathan R.; Akiyama, Takamasa; Varangis, Panos N.

A production function-based policy simulation model of perennial commodity markets (English)

In modeling the supply of perennial crops, many researchers have used the vintage-capital production approach, most recently formulated by Akiyama and Trivedi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1097 FEB 28, 1993

Takamasa Akiyama; Coleman, Jonathan R.

Risk management prospects for Egyptian cotton (English)

The authors examine risk management options for Egyptian cottons, the export prices for which are volatile. They use regression analysis to establish whether Egyptian cottonapos;s prices can be effectively hedged by using existing futures contracts on the New York Cotton Exchange. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1077 JAN 31, 1993

Varangis, Panos; Thigpen, Elton; Takamasa Akiyama

A framework for evaluating the imapct of pricing policies for cocoa and coffee in Cote dapos;Ivoire (English)

This article presents an approach to evaluating pricing policies for perennial crops. A flexible computational model is developed, which incorporates important features of perennial crop production that are not captured by other (usually static) frameworks. ... See More +

Journal Article 14279 MAY 31, 1992

Trivedi, Pravin K.; Akiyama, Takamasa

The World Bank economic review 6(2) (English)

Linking trade and productivity: new research directions. Transportation policy and panterritorial pricing in Africa. The economics of farm fragmentation: evidence from Ghana and Rwanda. ... See More +

Publication 17601 MAY 31, 1992

Gersovitz, Mark; Tybout, James R.; Blarel, Benoit; Hazell, Peter; Place, Frank; Quiggin, John; Pohl, Gerhard; Mihaljek, Dubravko; Kiguel, Miguel A.; Liviatan, Nissan; Trivedi,Pravin K.; Akiyama, Takamasa; Buffie, Edward F.

Is there a case for an optimal export tax on perennial crops? (English)

The idea of an optimal export tax on a commodity is based on the assumption that by imposing a tax, a country can improve its welfare when it faces a downward-sloping demand curve for the commodity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS854 FEB 29, 1992

Takamasa Akiyama

Price stabilization for raw jute in Bangladesh (English)

Fluctuating prices for raw jute have been viewed as contributing to economic problems in the jute subsector. Price fluctuations were thought to reduce the jute farmersapos; welfare and there has been concern about the costs of parastatalsapos; stocking operations in attempts to stabilize jute prices and incomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS813 DEC 31, 1991

Takamasa Akiyama; Varangis, Panos

The impact of the international coffee agreement on producing countries (English)

The main objective of this article is to analyze the impact of the International Coffee Agreementapos;s export system on the world coffee market, focusing on increases in real export revenues (transfer benefits) and reductions in income variability (risk benefits) in each exporting country. ... See More +

Journal Article 14209 MAY 31, 1990

Takamasa Akiyama; Varangis, Panayotis N.

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Rural development and agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 43119 Publication
Commodity market reform in Africa : some recent experience (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 WPS2995 Policy Research Working Paper
Commodity market reforms : lessons of two decades (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 22024 Publication
Does commodity dependence slow development? Commodity-dependent countries are not doomed - provided policies and an active private sector help promote growth (English)
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APR 30, 1997 16719 Brief
Does the quot;adding-up problemquot; add up? (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 17851 Brief
Is commodity-dependence pessimism justified? Critical factors and government policies that characterize dynamic commodity sectors (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 WPS1600 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesiaapos;s cocoa boom : hands-off policy encourages smallholder dynamism (English)
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MAR 31, 1996 WPS1580 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing commodity booms - and busts (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 17842 Brief
Electricity demand in Asia and the effects on energy supply and the investment environment (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 WPS1557 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing commodity booms and busts (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 15269 Publication
Energy demand in five major Asian developing countries : structure and prospects (English)
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APR 30, 1995 WDP277 Publication
The adding-up problem : strategies for primary commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 WPS1245 Policy Research Working Paper
How policy changes affected cocoa sectors in sub-Saharan African countries (English)
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APR 30, 1993 WPS1129 Policy Research Working Paper
A production function-based policy simulation model of perennial commodity markets (English)
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FEB 28, 1993 WPS1097 Policy Research Working Paper
Risk management prospects for Egyptian cotton (English)
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JAN 31, 1993 WPS1077 Policy Research Working Paper
A framework for evaluating the imapct of pricing policies for cocoa and coffee in Cote dapos;Ivoire (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 14279 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 6(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 17601 Publication
Is there a case for an optimal export tax on perennial crops? (English)
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FEB 29, 1992 WPS854 Policy Research Working Paper
Price stabilization for raw jute in Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 31, 1991 WPS813 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the international coffee agreement on producing countries (English)
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MAY 31, 1990 14209 Journal Article