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A Model Of Managed Primary Commodities: Coffee And Colombia, Evan Hansen Apr 2000

A Model Of Managed Primary Commodities: Coffee And Colombia, Evan Hansen

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

This study attempts to track the effects of coffee on the Colombian economy, and by doing so, it also hopes to analyze the Colombian efforts to lessen the effects of coffee on the national economy. By looking at the efforts by the Colombian government and other groups in Colombia, the reader then can see the beginnings of the serious coffee management in Colombia. The Colombians have always attempted to manage coffee, yet in the 1970s, their efforts to use coffee’s revenues to develop largely failed due to an unexpected fluctuation of prices. The coffee boom lasted from 1977 to ...


Was The Theme Of The Sweetgrass Rally Right? An Analytical Study Of The Wheat Industry Focused On Governmental Involvement, Grain Traders, The Canadian Wheat Board, And The Montana Industry, Chany Ockert Apr 2000

Was The Theme Of The Sweetgrass Rally Right? An Analytical Study Of The Wheat Industry Focused On Governmental Involvement, Grain Traders, The Canadian Wheat Board, And The Montana Industry, Chany Ockert

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Once again national and international news crews and I congregated at the Montana-Alberta border to discover why Montana and Canadian farmers were gathering there. Farmers were invited by the Reclaim Rural America organization to the protest rally to speak to journalists or anyone else, for that matter, about their plight. These farmers assembled at Sweetgrass, Montana, to voice their anxiety over the low grain prices on July 9, 1999. Throughout the day, it became very clear to me that many in the crowd and at the podium blamed grain trading, the lack of government enforcement, and the Canadian Wheat Board ...


Changing Wages And Employment By Skill In Taiwan, 1978-1996: The Roles Of Education Policy, Trade, And Immigration , Chun-Hung Andy Lin Jan 2000

Changing Wages And Employment By Skill In Taiwan, 1978-1996: The Roles Of Education Policy, Trade, And Immigration , Chun-Hung Andy Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Since the 1970s, Taiwan's labor market has been characterized as a smooth functioning, highly integrated and nearly full employment market, which also enjoying high growth in labor earnings. Unlike most developed countries, the average unemployment rate in Taiwan was under 3 percent over the 1978--1996 period. Unskilled labor shortage problem has forced many industrial companies to move abroad where have cheaper labor costs. In 1990, the government began to invite foreign temporary unskilled workers from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Most foreign workers are in manufacturing and construction industries. About the same time, the Taiwan government also has ...