Sources of scale economies: sugar production in less developed countries

M. A. Tribe, R. L. W. Alpine

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This article is concerned with three specific issues in the cane-sugar manufacturing industry as a case study of scale economies in less developed countries: assessing the strength of scale economies; identifying the principal sources of scale economies; and comparing the shape of the long-run average cost curve for five different countries in association with an examination of the significance of the 'minimum economic size' criterion. The article addresses itself to these issues in a manner which might usefully be employed more widely in policy-related economic analysis in less developed countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1987


  • scale economies
  • sugar
  • sugar industry
  • industrialization
  • less developed countries


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