Sugar trade and the role of historical colonial linkages

Stack, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9213-7607, Ackrill, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0739-1812 and Bliss, M., 2019. Sugar trade and the role of historical colonial linkages. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 46 (1), pp. 79-108. ISSN 0165-1587

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Past colonialism has shaped current policies and patterns relating to sugar trade. To examine the effects of historical colonial linkages on sugar trade, the gravity model is estimated for a panel of raw sugar imports into 25 OECD countries from the rest of the world over the 1961-2016 period. Colonial linkages in a North-South direction increase sugar trade, but colonial linkages in a North-North direction decrease it. Several distinct North-South colonial channels are identified. Sugar trade is enhanced by the major empire shipping routes, rail infrastructure, cultural proximity and preferential market access.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Review of Agricultural Economics
Creators: Stack, M., Ackrill, R. and Bliss, M.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: February 2019
Volume: 46
Number: 1
ISSN: 0165-1587
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Apr 2018 08:54
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 08:32

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