Fair Trade phenomenon: limits of neoclassical and chances of heterodox economics

Anna Horodecka , Magdalena Śliwińska


Contemporary research exploring the Fair Trade movement does not provide a clear answer whether the overall impact of Fair Trade is positive or negative and what are the real motives of Fair Trade consumers. In the paper we investigate whether the assumptions of selected heterodox schools (feminist, ecological and humanist) fit better to the reality of the Fair Trade movement than those of the neoclassical theory. Although ‘better fitness’ does not necessarily mean ‘better explanation’, the mismatch with reality may constitute an obstacle in identifying a crucial aspect of the researched phenomenon (i.e. Fair Trade), harming explanation of its existence and development.
Author Anna Horodecka - Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie (SGH), MNiSW [80]
Anna Horodecka,,
, Magdalena Śliwińska (WGM / KE)
Magdalena Śliwińska,,
- Department of European Studies
Other language title versionsFair Trade a ekonomia neoklasyczna i heterodoksyjna
Journal seriesStudia z Polityki Publicznej, ISSN 2391-6389, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.4
Keywords in Polishekonomia neoklasyczna, ekonomia heterodoksyjna, Sprawiedliwy Handel, Fair Trade, ekonomia społeczna
Keywords in Englishneoclassical economics, heterodox economics, Fair Trade, poverty, current heterodox approaches, feminist economics, social economics
URL http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/pl/KES/czasopisma/kwartalnik_szpp/Documents/Nr%203(23)%202019/A.Horodeck_M_Sliwinska_Fair_trade_phenomenon.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 16-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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