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Challenges and Prospects for Commodity Markets in the Global Economy

Friday, September 19, 2008 (All day) to Saturday, September 20, 2008 (All day)

A Workshop in Memory of Alfred Maizels


Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG


Speakers include Richard Jolly, Machiko Nissanke, Jonathan Toye, Colin Poulton, Hannah Bargawi and Raphael Kaplinsky. For full list of speakers and programme click here


This workshop is held in memory of Alfred Maizels, who passed away aged 89 in 2006, and in appreciation of his life-long contributions to trade and development research, particularly regarding commodities. Over recent months the timeliness and relevance of an international workshop on commodity issues has become even more apparent, with prices of many primary commodities reaching an all-time high and expressing continued high price volatility. Maizel's work on commodities also inspired a research project, focused on primary commodities, which is part of a larger research programme by the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) on International Trade Regulation: From Fragmentation to Coherence. Ideas and results from this individual project will also form part of the workshop.


Registration fees: £20 (£10 for students) for workshop (lunches included). £55 (£35 for students) for participants attending the conference dinner on 19 September at a nearby restaurant.


Contact: Hannah Bargawi ( hb19@soas.ac.uk ) by 12 September to register.