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Managing food price volatility in a large open country: the case of wheat in India

Author(s): Christophe Gouel, Madhur Gautam, Will J. Martin

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Food price volatility in developing countries - the role of trade policies and storage

Author(s): Lukas Kornher, Matthias Kalkuhl, Irfan Mujahid

This paper contributes to the ongoing discussion on the drivers of food price volatility and closes the gap with respect to the impact of trade and storage policies. Findings underline the importance of international price volatility and transactions costs, while international volatility spill-overs are significantly higher in countries with high imports. New evidence is provided with respect to the impact of anti-cyclical trade policies: Accordingly, both exporters and countries that switch between net-importer and net-exporter successfully stabilize domestic prices by insulating themselves from international markets. On the other hand, regional market integration, as a tool to reduce reliance on (unstable) international trade and to improve stable regional trade relations, reduces volatility at domestic markets....Read more

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290693