Economic imperialism and resource nationalism. Comment on Kemp and Ohyama

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Kemp and Ohyama show that a self-seeking resource-poor imperial economy can use tariffs to completely exploit its resource-rich raw-material producing colonial trading partner, but that when capital is immobile, the colonial economy loses all power to exploit by means of ad valorem trade taxes. We use geometry to explain why, and demonstrate that there are other instruments (export quotas, import quotas, an export tariff specified in units of the import per unit of the export, and destruction of the raw material by the colonial economy's government) which may restore the colonial economy's ability to exploit the imperial one. © 1979.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tower, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 423 - 427

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-1996(79)90036-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus