Research Corner

This section highlights research work focusing on domestic food prices --such as analysis of price transmission, market integration, and price volatility—mostly in developing country markets. Particular attention is given to work that has used data from the GIEWS Food Price Data and Analysis Tool or that contributes greatly to the subject matter. We welcome submissions of new work in this area. Please send contributions that have at least been peer reviewed at the working paper level to . 

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Price volatility in agricultural markets is still an important matter in the discussion at both the political and the scientific level. Starting from the food price crisis of 2007/08, not [...]
Author/Source: Bernhard Brümmer, Olaf Korn, Kristina Schlüßler, Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development - ULYSSES project, EU 7th Framework Programme
Developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America were deeply affected by the food and economic crisis. Indeed, many countries are still suffering from high food price volatility. This paper [...]
Author/Source: Guillaume Pierre, Cristian Morales-Opazo, Mulat Demeke Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy - ULYSSES project, EU 7th Framework Programme
This paper analyzes the transmission from global commodity to domestic food prices for a large set of countries. First, a theoretical model is developed to explain price transmission for different [...]
Author/Source: Matthias Kalkuhl University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
World prices for agricultural commodities surged in 2006–08, and then again in 2011–12. In many developing countries, consumer prices for staple foods, such as bread and rice, mirrored these movements. [...]
Author/Source: Felix G. Baquedano and William M. Leifert Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Washington, DC, United States
The food price crisis of 2007–2008 and recent resurgence of food prices have focused increasing attention on the causes and consequences of food price volatility in international food markets and [...]
Author/Source: Nicholas Minot, Markets International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
This article contributes to the ongoing discussion on the drivers of food price volatility. Based on theoretical considerations, economical, agricultural, and political determinants of domestic price volatility are identified and [...]
Author/Source: Lukas Kornher and Matthias Kalkuhl, University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
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