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The Prebisch-Singer thesis: a thesis for the new millennium? Introduction


  • David Sapsford

    (Economics Department, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK)

  • John-ren Chen

    (Institute of Economic Theory and Policy, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria)


The papers contained in this Policy Arena are revised versions of papers originally presented at the University of Innsbruck in Austria on 10th October 1997 at the conference that was convened to celebrate the award to Professor Sir Hans Singer of an honorary doctoral degree of the University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to economic science in general and to the study of economic development in particular. As editors we are indebted to the conference participants (including Sir Hans) for their many helpful comments and suggestions. Particular thanks are due to Dr Richard Hule and Dr Herbert Stocker of the University of Innsbruck and Professor Kunibert Raffer of the University of Vienna for their detailed incisive written comments on the papers as presented at the conference. Although space constraints prevent us from including these documents in this collection, copies are available from the editors upon request. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • David Sapsford & John-ren Chen, 1999. "The Prebisch-Singer thesis: a thesis for the new millennium? Introduction," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(6), pages 843-849.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:11:y:1999:i:6:p:843-849
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1328(199909/10)11:6<843::AID-JID630>3.0.CO;2-5

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    1. D. Sapsford & P. Sarkar & H. W. Singer, 1992. "The prebisch‐singer terms of trade controversy revisited," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 4(3), pages 315-332, May.
    2. Winters,L. Alan & Sapsford,David (ed.), 1990. "Primary Commodity Prices," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521385503, April.
    3. Sapsford, David, 1990. "Primary Commodity Prices and the Terms of Trade," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 66(195), pages 342-356, December.
    4. Sapsford, David & Balasubramanyam, V. N., 1994. "The long-run behavior of the relative price of primary commodities: Statistical evidence and policy implications," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 22(11), pages 1737-1745, November.
    5. Chen, John-Ren & Sapsford, David, 1997. "Economic development and policy: Professor Sir Hans Singer's contributions to development economics," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(11), pages 1853-1856, November.
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