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Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy

Editors: Kalkuhl, Matthias, von Braun, Joachim, Torero, Maximo (Eds.)

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  • Develops tools and concepts for analyzing excessive food price volatility in related contexts
  • Presents recently established time-series models as well as nonparametric approaches to link international price volatility with domestic consumer welfare
  • Provides instruments for policy analysts and decision makers in the public and private sectors for reducing excessive food price volatility
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This book provides fresh insights into concepts, methods and new research findings on the causes of excessive food price volatility. It also discusses the implications for food security and policy responses to mitigate excessive volatility. The approaches applied by the contributors range from on-the-ground surveys, to panel econometrics and innovative high-frequency time series analysis as well as computational economics methods. It offers policy analysts and decision-makers guidance on dealing with extreme volatility.

About the authors

Matthias Kalkuhl is Professor on Climate Change, Development and Economic Growth at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Head of the Working Group Economic Growth and Human Development, MCC Berlin, Germany

Joachim von Braun is Professor for Economic and Technological Change at the University of Bonn and Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Maximo Torero, Dr., is Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI for Latin America, leader of the Global Research Program on Institutions and Infrastructure for Markets Development, and co-leader of the Global Research Program on Urban and Rural Linkages


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Volatile and Extreme Food Prices, Food Security, and Policy: An Overview

    Pages 3-31

    Kalkuhl, Matthias (et al.)

  • Volatile Volatility: Conceptual and Measurement Issues Related to Price Trends and Volatility

    Pages 35-57

    Díaz-Bonilla, Eugenio

  • Drivers and Triggers of International Food Price Spikes and Volatility

    Pages 59-82

    Tadasse, Getaw (et al.)

  • The Effects of Southern Hemisphere Crop Production on Trade, Stocks, and Price Integration

    Pages 83-100

    Glauber, Joseph W. (et al.)

  • Food Price Changes, Price Insulation, and Their Impacts on Global and Domestic Poverty

    Pages 101-113

    Martin, Will (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28201-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28199-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80295-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy
Editors
  • Matthias Kalkuhl
  • Joachim von Braun
  • Maximo Torero
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28201-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28201-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28199-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80295-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 626
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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