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Expatriate Business And The African Response In Ghana: 1886-1939, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Jun 1976

Expatriate Business And The African Response In Ghana: 1886-1939, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Political Science Faculty Publications

This thesis discusses the integration of' colonial Ghana into the world trading network between 1886 and 1939. It attempts to explain the underdevelopment of Ghana's economy as a result of her subjection to a system of economic and political imperialism. Ghana's contact with Britain resulted in a situation in which, although her trade economy "developed," her economic potential, as well as the potential for development of her trading and entrepreneurial classes, was thwarted. While three groups, namely the expatriate businessmen, the expatriate Government, and the African elite, interacted in the setting of economic policies, generally speaking the policies ...


Traversing The Social Pyramid: A Comparative Review Of Income Distribution In Latin America, Adolfo Figueroa, Richard Weisskoff Jun 1976

Traversing The Social Pyramid: A Comparative Review Of Income Distribution In Latin America, Adolfo Figueroa, Richard Weisskoff

Economic Staff Paper Series

the study of the distribution of income summarizes a nation's social organization and the outcome of the forces of social change. The measurement of income distribution itself yields a type of social score-card, the resolution of claims by competing groups for the economy's output. As an indication of social justice, income distribution measures as well the extent to which different groups share in a nation's economic progress.


The Salt Of Public Enterprise., Derek Shearer Feb 1976

The Salt Of Public Enterprise., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Examines the basic flaws in the American economy. Need to look beyond economics to political economy; Economists' opinion that inflation could be decreased if productivity were to rise faster than prices; Need to increase competition; Democratic economy's need to increase free choice.


Economic Imperialism And Oligopolization Of Trade In The Gold Coast: 1886-1939, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Jan 1976

Economic Imperialism And Oligopolization Of Trade In The Gold Coast: 1886-1939, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Political Science Faculty Publications

This article will deal with the mechanisms of the economic takeover of the Gold Coast, between approximately 1885 and 1939. Two aspects of the takeover are dealt with: the progressive oligopolization of trading, shipping, and banking in the colony, and the influence which oligopolistic British firms exerted on government policy. The oligopolization resulted in the underdevelopment of the African trading class and its inability to develop into a genuine capitalist class; while the pursuance of a government policy dedicated to maintaining Ghana's role as a peripheral import-export economy resulted in the internal economic underdevelopment of the colony.


Statement Of Ambassador Clayton K. Yeutter Representative Of The United States To The Thirty-Second Session Of The Contracting Parties To The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, November 22/23, 1976 Geneva, Switzerland, Clayton K. Yeutter Jan 1976

Statement Of Ambassador Clayton K. Yeutter Representative Of The United States To The Thirty-Second Session Of The Contracting Parties To The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, November 22/23, 1976 Geneva, Switzerland, Clayton K. Yeutter

Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Papers

Mr. Chairman: IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT THIS THIRTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE GATT CONTRACTING PARTIES. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS MEETING EXTENDS WELL BEYOND THE SPECIFIC TRADE ISSUES ON THE AGENDA BEFORE US. IT REPRESENTS A CONTINUING EFFORT TO RESOLVE COMMON ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS EFFORT SHOULD NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. WE ALL SHARE A FUNDAMENTAL SELF-INTEREST IN PRESERVING; IN THE FACE OF MAJOR ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES; AN OPEN TRADING SYSTEM BASED ON COOPERATION UNDER AGREED INTERNATIONAL RULES.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. I, No. 4, Wku Latin American Studies Jan 1976

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. I, No. 4, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies committee regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.