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The Resource The economics of food price volatility, edited by Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright

The economics of food price volatility, edited by Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright

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The economics of food price volatility
Title
The economics of food price volatility
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edited by Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright
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eng
Summary
"There has been an increase in food price instability in recent years, with varied consequences for farmers, market participants, and consumers. Before policy makers can design schemes to reduce food price uncertainty or ameliorate its effects, they must first understand the factors that have contributed to recent price instability. Does it arise primarily from technological or weather-related supply shocks, or from changes in demand like those induced by the growing use of biofuel? Does financial speculation affect food price volatility? The researchers who contributed to The Economics of Food Price Volatility address these and other questions. They examine the forces driving both recent and historical patterns in food price volatility, as well as the effects of various public policies in affecting this volatility. The chapters include studies of the links between food and energy markets, the impact of biofuel policy on the level and variability of food prices, and the effects of weather-related disruptions in supply. The findings shed light on the way price volatility affects the welfare of farmers, traders, and consumers"--
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Chavas, Jean-Paul
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index present
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non fiction
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1948 January 1-
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  • Hummels, David
  • Wright, Brian
Series statement
A National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
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  • Food prices
  • Agriculture
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The economics of food price volatility, edited by Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright
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"The conference was organized by the three editors of this book and took place on August 15-16, 2012 in Seattle."--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Influences of agricultural technology on the size and importance of food price variability / Julian M. Alston, William J. Martin, and Philip G. Pardey ; comment: James M. MacDonald -- Corn production shocks in 2012 and beyond : implications for harvest volatility / Steven T. Berry, Michael J. Roberts, and Wolfram Schlenker ; comment: Derek Headey -- Biofuels, binding constraints and agricultural commodity price volatility / Philip Abbott ; comment: Brian D. Wright -- The evolving relationships between agricultural and energy commodity prices : a shifting-mean vector autoregressive analysis / Walter Enders and Matthew T. Holt ; comment: Barry K. Goodwin -- Bubble troubles? : rational storage, mean reversion and runs in commodity prices / Eugenio S.A. Bobenrieth, Juan R.A. Bobenrieth, and Brian D. Wright ; comment: Jock R. Anderson -- Bubbles, food prices, and speculation : evidence from the CFTC's daily large trader data files / Nicole M. Aulerich, Scott H. Irwin and Philip Garcia ; comment: Aaron Smith -- Food price volatility and domestic stabilization policies in developing countries / Christophe Gouel ; comment: Shenggen Fan -- Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty / Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, and William J. Martin ; comment: Marc F. Bellemare -- Trade insulation as social protection / Quy-Toan Do, Andrei A. Levchenko, and Martin Ravallion ; comment: Ron Trostle
Control code
FIEb17604035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 383 pages
Isbn
9780226128924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860755348
Label
The economics of food price volatility, edited by Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The conference was organized by the three editors of this book and took place on August 15-16, 2012 in Seattle."--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Influences of agricultural technology on the size and importance of food price variability / Julian M. Alston, William J. Martin, and Philip G. Pardey ; comment: James M. MacDonald -- Corn production shocks in 2012 and beyond : implications for harvest volatility / Steven T. Berry, Michael J. Roberts, and Wolfram Schlenker ; comment: Derek Headey -- Biofuels, binding constraints and agricultural commodity price volatility / Philip Abbott ; comment: Brian D. Wright -- The evolving relationships between agricultural and energy commodity prices : a shifting-mean vector autoregressive analysis / Walter Enders and Matthew T. Holt ; comment: Barry K. Goodwin -- Bubble troubles? : rational storage, mean reversion and runs in commodity prices / Eugenio S.A. Bobenrieth, Juan R.A. Bobenrieth, and Brian D. Wright ; comment: Jock R. Anderson -- Bubbles, food prices, and speculation : evidence from the CFTC's daily large trader data files / Nicole M. Aulerich, Scott H. Irwin and Philip Garcia ; comment: Aaron Smith -- Food price volatility and domestic stabilization policies in developing countries / Christophe Gouel ; comment: Shenggen Fan -- Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty / Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, and William J. Martin ; comment: Marc F. Bellemare -- Trade insulation as social protection / Quy-Toan Do, Andrei A. Levchenko, and Martin Ravallion ; comment: Ron Trostle
Control code
FIEb17604035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 383 pages
Isbn
9780226128924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860755348

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