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Government trade restrictions and international price volatility

Anderson, Kym


National governments dislike food price volatility to varying extents. When some of them use trade measures to insulate their domestic market from international food price fluctuations, that volatility is amplified. This in turn prompts more countries to follow suit. However, when both food-exporting and food-importing countries so respond, each group becomes less capable of preventing domestic price volatility. This paper examines empirically the extent of insulation in both groups of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Food Security 1. 2 (2012): 157–166
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grs001


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