Jay Mandle

Jay Mandle
Colgate University · Department of Economics

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Publications (114)
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Faced with the likelihood of a global economic slow down caused by an international trade war and a decline in the British market caused by Brexit, this paper considers the extent to which China can provide an alternative market and source of investment funds for Barbados
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Considers the recent economic history of Iceland, and the role of tourism in the country's economic recovery from the financial crisis of 2008. This paper argues that tourism does not encourage the process of "learning" that is central to productivity growth and future prosperity
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Considers Guyana's future as a petroleum exporting state by examining Trinidad and Trinidad's history as an energy exporter.
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As Guyana become a petroleum exporter the need to relocate from the Coast will claim petro dollars.
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This paper hypothesizes that the emigration of highly educated Caribbeanpeople is the common source of the region's slow pace of economic growth and the limited degree of integration it has achieved. After detailing both the recent growth and integration experiences, and recent data concerning emigration, it discusses how that outflow impairs econo...
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In this feature we highlight a recently launched book. We invite specialists in the field to comment on the book, and we invite the author to respond to their comments. In this issue we focus on Brian Meeks's, Envisioning Caribbean Futures. Those invited to comment on the book are Jay Mandle and Rivke Jaffe. [First paragraph] In Envisioning Carib...
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This paper explores the economics of electoral democracy, an almost entirely neglected subject. Running for office necessitates resources. But students of democracy have had almost nothing to say about how much money should be spent by candidates or where that money should come from. As a result, there is a gaping void in the theory of democracy. J...
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First published in 1982, this study attempts to put contemporary Caribbean development into historical perspective. By first constructing a Marxist framework for the study of development , Jay Mandle assesses the reasons why the region emerged underdeveloped and evaluates post-world-war two efforts to overcome the legacy of poverty through a strate...
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First published in 1996, this insightful and informative text examines the post-emancipation and recent economic history of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Jay R. Mandle offers an explanation of the region's continuing underdevelopment. Through the use of an analytical framework derived from the works of Marx and Kuznets, the book focuses attention on...
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This paper hypothesizes that there is a common explanation for the limited success Caribbean nations have experienced in achieving two inter-related objectives: economic integration and rapid economic growth. The outflow of highly trained and educated people from the region stands among the highest in the world. The magnitude of this emigration has...
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There is no reason to despair about the world's ability to reduce the environmental damage due to the use of fossil fuels. Growing nations have solved similar problems before, argues the author. But it will take serious government commitment to investment in a search for new technologies. This, the United States may not be willing to do.
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Because political campaigns in the United States are privately funded, America's political system is heavily biased toward the interests of wealthy campaign contributors. As a result, government policies have largely ignored the growth in income inequality caused by technological change and economic globalization. This omission has been tolerated b...
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Journal of Social History 39.2 (2005) 553-554 Black Life on the Mississippi is an extremely well-executed project in social history. It extends recent work that has enriched our understanding of the diversity of slavery in the United States in space and over time. In this case, Thomas C. Buchanan reveals a previously neglected aspect of that experi...
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The argument the author presents is that globalization is associated with the economic growth necessary to alleviate poverty. Globalization therefore should be encouraged. At the same time, governments must adopt policies that address the needs of those who are victimized by the dislocations caused by the process. The book responds to the opponents...
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Jay R. Mandle is W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics at Colgate University. His book Globalization and the Poor will be published this fall by Cambridge University Press.
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Multinational firms have contributed to economic growth in the developing world. But the risk of growing corporate power is that it abuses this power. How does one balance the two concerns? Merely returning these countries to "localism" will not work, argues this economist. He offers his own reforms.
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This article analyzes the student anti-sweatshop movement in the United States and its efforts to employ codes of conduct to secure improved conditions for workers in the international apparel industry. After discussing the globalization of that industry, the article examines the content of the codes of conduct that have been suggested by the stude...
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In an era of globalization, basic institutional structures that shape our daily interactions transcend national boundaries. According to the institutional approach to social justice favored by John Rawls, we have a special obligation to ensure that the basic terms of these interactions are just. Two recent proposals would help accomplish this: a gl...
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This article analyzes the student anti-sweatshop movement in the United States and its efforts to employ codes of conduct to secure improved conditions for workers in the international apparel industry. After discussing the globalization of that industry, the article examines the content of the codes of conduct that have been suggested by the stude...
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Jay R. Mandle is the W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics at Colgate University.
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The collection of articles brought together in the July 15/22 /1996 issue of "The Nation" highlights the trend on the political Left away from a commitment to economic growth. This paper reviews and criticizes the arguments made in the collection. It concludes that we should identify with the desire of the globes poor to raise its standard of livin...
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The argument of this paper is that the protectionist position the Left has adopted with regard to international trade is a serious mistake. That position makes no contribution to solving the problem of wage stagnation in this country. Further, the Lefts hostility to trade puts it in opposition to the legitimate aspirations of Third World countries...
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In this paper we provide a critique of the work of Left intellectuals who have seen in sport a location where efforts to overcome capitalism might successfully be mounted. As an alternative to this perspective, we examine the content of sport, exploring the reasons for its influence and attractiveness. We conclude that sport is an activity which is...
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[First paragraph] An Area of Conquest: Popular Democracy and West Indies Cricket Supremacy. HILARY McD BECKLES (ed.). Kingston: Ian Randle, 1995. xviii + 154 pp. (Paper n.p.) Liberation Cricket: West Indies Cricket Culture. HILARY McD BECKLES & BRIAN STODDART (eds.). Kingston: Ian Randle, 1995. xii + 403 pp. (Paper n.p.) We discovered cricket's im...
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The objective of this paper is to go beyond the controversy concerning affirmative action by examining its success in advancing the economic well-being of the two numerical most important groups that it has been designed to assist: women and black people. It concludes that affirmative action alone does not raise incomes. The original version of aff...
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[First paragraph] Caribbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory: An Assessment of Cuba, Nicaragua and Grenada. BRIAN MEEKS. London: Macmillan Caribbean, 1993. ix + 210 pp. (Paper n.p.) The Grenada Invasion: Politics, Law, and Foreign Policy Decisionmaking. ROBERT J. BECK. Boulder: Westview, 1993. xiv + 263 pp. (Cloth US$ 49.95) The Gorrión Tree: C...
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Americans have a relatively low tax burden compared to other economically advanced nations, but this seemingly enviable position is combined with a failing economy and low productivity growth. This book examines the American aversion to taxation and the relationship between tax burden and productivity growth. The authors call for a change in tax st...
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For the first time in the country's history, the level of skills and education of the African-American labor force is a critical determinant of the potential for growth of the economy itself. The integration of black labor into the economy now means that the development of one is dependent upon the development of the other. To investigate this rela...
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In this paper the autonomous voluntary organizations of basketball leagues in ten countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean are examined. An index reflecting the strength of basketball organization, play and popular support in each country was constructed and and a framework to account for these differences was employed. The authors suggest that the...
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Considering the failure of Reagonomics to restore United States economic competitiveness, this article advances a left strategy to accomplish that goal. The strategy involves controls on international capital mobility, a reduction in the military budget, a stimulative fiscal and monetary policy, and an incomes policy. With those in place full emplo...
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Argues that the real source of dependency in the Caribbean is the absence of a capital foods and machine tools industry. Agriculture can become a market for such an industry and thus occupies a critical position with regard to the region's possibilities of escaping dependency. Sees the creation of a class of business farmers as a possible solution,...
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The origins of the Chinese Cultural Revolution are to be found in the means used to restore growth in the Chinese economy in the aftermath of the Great Leap Forward. Between 1962 and 1965, according to Maurice Meisner, “while the policies of Liu Shao-ch'i brought economic recovery and renewed growth, the social and ideological results were less sal...
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It is hypothesised that in the US South, as in other parts of the Western Hemisphere, a plantation economy survived slave emancipation. In the case of the cotton South, plantation agriculture drew new life from the sharecropping arrangements which emerged in the region after the Civil War. It is argued that the plantation economy, under sharecroppi...
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It is good to see the important but relatively neglected issue of self-reliant development getting an airing in MR (jay R. Mandle, "The Politics of Self-Reliant Development," April 1981). Yet Mandle's article, while interesting (and obviously unable to cover everything in a short paper), does, I believe, mis-pose some issues and deal inadequately w...
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Since the early 1950s the countries of the English-speaking Caribbean have followed a classic pattern of dependent development. Following the recommendations of the Nobel Prize-winning economist W. Arthur Lewis, they have engaged in a policy of "wooing and fawning upon" foreign capitalists in an attempt to attract investment to the region." The eff...
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In 1900, per capita income in the Southern United States stood at 51 per cent of the national average. This was roughly the same relative position it had experienced in 1880. However, it was significantly below the levels achieved in 1840 and 1860 when it stood at 76 and 72 per cent, respectively, of the national average.1 In the recent literature,...
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Discusses efforts by certain Caribbean politicians to gain greater influence over economic decision-making through control of the state apparatus, especially in Guyana and Jamaica. But a decisive break with dependency is not practical due to administrative incompetence and lack of theoretical clarity. Agricultural modernization is essential if depe...
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Recently in Guyana the government took over the assets of Booker McConnell and Company, Ltd. In Guyanese history, the importance of this development can scarcely be exaggerated. For it was Bookers which owned or controlled the plantations upon which Guyana's monocultural economy rested. With Bookers nationalized, expatriate financial interests have...
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Fogel and Engerman's self-conscious application of economic theory to historical data is extremely useful in clarifying the market relationships operative in the antebellum Southern economy. What is missing in their study is an appreciation of the explanatory limits of the theory they have employed. They have paid a high price in attempting to stre...

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The need for future petro dollars to finance the resettlement of the economy and population from the Coast in light of climate change