The Resource Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty, Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, Will Martin, (electronic resource)

Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty, Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, Will Martin, (electronic resource)

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Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty
Title
Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty
Statement of responsibility
Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, Will Martin
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Language
eng
Summary
This paper has two purposes. It first considers the impact on world food prices of the changes in restrictions on trade in staple foods during the 2008 world food price crisis. Those changes -- reductions in import protection or increases in export restraints -- were meant to partially insulate domestic markets from the spike in international prices. We find that this insulation added substantially to the spike in international prices for rice, wheat, maize and oilseeds. As a result, while domestic prices rose less than they would have without insulation in some developing countries, in many other countries they rose more than in the absence of such insulation. The paper's second purpose it to estimate the combined impact of such insulating behavior on poverty in various developing countries and globally. We find that the actual poverty-reducing impact of insulation is much less than its apparent impact, and that its net effect was to increase global poverty in 2008 by 8 million, although this increase was not significantly different from zero. Since there are domestic policy instruments such as conditional cash transfers that could now provide social protection for the poor far more efficiently and equitably than variations in border restrictions, we suggest it is time to seek a multilateral agreement to desist from changing restrictions on trade when international food prices spike
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GZM
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Anderson, Kym
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1953-
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  • Ivanic, Maros
  • Martin, Will
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)
Series statement
  • Discussion paper series,
  • International trade and regional economics
Series volume
no. 9555
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  • Food prices
  • Food supply
Label
Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty, Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, Will Martin, (electronic resource)
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http://www.cepr.org.ezproxy.eui.eu/content/discussion-papers
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Publication
Note
  • "July 2013."
  • "Submitted 03 July 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17469582
Extent
1 online resource (43 pages)
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online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852901150
Label
Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty, Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, Will Martin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.cepr.org.ezproxy.eui.eu/content/discussion-papers
Publication
Note
  • "July 2013."
  • "Submitted 03 July 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17469582
Extent
1 online resource (43 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852901150

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