Jul 11

Yours Truly in Foreign Affairs (or Why Food Price Volatility Doesn’t Matter)

Warning: Blatant self-promotion ahead.

An excerpt from an article in Foreign Affairs by Chris Barrett and I on the current food crisis: Continue reading →

Jun 11

The Political Economy of Ethanol Subsidies

From an op-ed in the New York Times last weekend:

“Almost since Iowa — our biggest corn-producing state — grabbed the lead position in the presidential sweepstakes four decades ago, support for the biofuel has been nearly a prerequisite for politicians seeking the presidency. Continue reading →

Jun 11

Ed Glaeser: Urban Agriculture Is Not the Solution

From an op-ed which ran in the Boston Globe last week: Continue reading →