28
Jun 11

Do Food Prices Cause Political Unrest?

According to this new paper of mine titled “Rising Food Prices, Food Price Volatility, and Political Unrest,” the answer is a qualified yes: Continue reading →


28
Jun 11

G-20 All Talk, No Action on Food Prices

An editorial in this morning’s New York Times:

“It is disappointing that the agriculture ministers from the 20 large industrial economies who gathered last week in Paris failed to end two policies that are a big part of the problem: bans on agricultural exports by certain producers and government supports for food-based biofuel production. Continue reading →


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Jun 11

Food Prices: Data and Forecast in The Guardian

Tom Murphy — whose Twitter feed is perhaps the feed to follow if you have an interest in development policy — tweeted last week about a post about food prices on the Guardian‘s Datablog: Continue reading →