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Title: Technological and economic trends in the tin industry
Author: Ruffell, R. C. L.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1987
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This thesis analyses both the technological and economic factors which have underpinned the historic development of tin demand and considers those factors which will generate the future consumption patterns of the metal. Following a review of developments in extraction technology is a discussion of the historic patterns of tin trade and production. Subsequent chapters consider tin consumption, both in terms of its regional distribution and trends within end-uses. The nature of tin as an intermediate material in the process of production coupled with the availability of historical data has permitted an 'intensity of use' methodology to be developed to analyse historical tin consumption and to project demand to the year 2000. This analysis is complemented by an econometric model which examines and quantifies the nature of the relationship between certain key variables postulated to determine the demand for tin. Results from the analysis are compared and contrasted with those from other studies, before being finally incorporated into the conclusions of this study.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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