Schmidt, Oliver (2007): The becoming of a market - A reflection illustrated by two case studies from Uganda.
Download (187kB) | Preview
This paper (9,201 words) argues that there is more to the becoming of a market than income-level of the buyer. A market is a fine webbed institutional setting that is worthwhile for economists to study. It argues that there are five characteristics to look at, namely demand, supply, and beyond the neo-classical model the ability to contract, the location (in space and time) to contract, and the purpose why the market was called into being. The interaction of these five characteristics shapes the development paths of markets. The framework is exemplarily applied to a commodity and a public good market, i. e. fish and minibus (“matatu”) services in Uganda, East Africa since the mid-1980ties.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The becoming of a market - A reflection illustrated by two case studies from Uganda|
|Keywords:||Institutional Setting; Path Dependency; Market Characteristics; Uganda; Fish Market; Public Transport Market|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L14 - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation; Networks
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
|Depositing User:||Oliver Schmidt|
|Date Deposited:||02. Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||28. Feb 2013 19:16|
Arrow, Kenneth J. (2002): Distributed Information and the Role of the State in the Economy, in: Freeman, Richard B. (Ed.): Inequality around the World, Basingstoke u. a., S. 268-281. Baker, Bruce (2004): Post-conflict policing: lessons from Uganda 18 years on, in: The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, www.jha.ac/articles/a138.htm [25.07.2005]. Balagadde, Sam (2003): Fish Safety and Quality Assurance – Uganda's Experience, under: ww.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/presentations/wkshps-seminars/casco/casdev2003SamuelBalagadde.pdf [21.06.2007] Banks, R. (2003): The Uganda Fisheries Authority: Draft Business Plan, MAAIF, Kampala. Casella, Alessandra (1996): Free Trade and Evolving Standards, in: Bhagwati, Jagdish / Hudec, Robert E. (Hrsg.): Fair Trade and Harmonization: prerequisites for free trade?, Volume 1, Cambridge u. a., S. 119-156. Coase, Ronald H. (1937): The Nature of the Firm, in: Coase, Ronald H. (Ed.): The Firm, the Market and the Law, Chicago u. a., 1988, pp. 2. Coase, Ronald H. (1974): The Lighthouse in Economics, in: Coase, Ronald H. (Ed.): The Firm, the Market and the Law, Chicago u. a., 1988, p. 187-213. Dasgupta, Partha / Serageldin, Ismail (Eds.): Social Capital – a Multifaceted Perspective, Washington D. C. FAO (2003): Fishery Country Profile – Uganda, under: www.fao.org/fi/fcp/en/UGA/profile.htm [21.06.2007]. Gyezaho, Emmanuel (2006): UTODA not Upset; Ready to flood City with Own Buses, Interview with Kampala Mayor Ntege Sebaggala and UTAODA Executive Director Rev. Ferdinand Atwiine, Sunday Monitor, 4 June 2006, p. 13. Habermas, Juergen (2007): Keine Demokratie kann sich das leisten – Ein Essay ueber Medien, Märkte und Konsumenten, in: Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 16 May 2007. Howe, John (2003): "Filling the Middle" – Uganda's Appropriate Transport Service, in: Transport Reviews, Volume 23, No. 2, April-June, pp. 161-176. Kamuhanda, Regina / Schmidt, Oliver (2006): Urban Poverty in the Perspective of Mobility Services: A Case Study of the Public Transport (minibus/"matatu") market of Kampala, Uganda, (unpublished). Kamuhanda, Regina / Tanburn, Jim (2005): Making Service Markets Work for the Poor – The Experience of Uganda, published by ILO and DFID, Kampala. Keizire, Boaz B. (2006): Policy and Planning Processes for Responding to HIV/AIDS in Fishing Communities in Uganda, in: WorldFish Center (Ed.): Responding to HIV and AIDS in the Fishery Sector in Africa, Cairo, p. 34-40. Namisi, Paul Wilson (2002): Socio-Economic Implications of Fish Trade and Exports in Uganda, FIRRI Paper, Jinja. Porteous, David (2005): The Access Frontier as an Approach and Tool in Making Markets work for the Poor, DFID, London. Sen, Amartya (2000): Development as Freedom, Cambridge (Ma). Tanzarn, Nite (2006): The Dynamics of HIV and AIDS among Fishing Communities in Uganda, in: WorldFish Center (Ed.): Responding to HIV and AIDS in the Fishery Sector in Africa, Cairo, p. 50-58. Transparency International (2007): Global Corruption Report 2007, under: www.transparency.org [25.06.2007]. Wamboga-Mugirya (2000): 1500 Ugandans die on roads annually, in: The Monitor, 3 May 2000, p. 5.