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How do governments respond to food price spikes? lessons from the past

Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe

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Food prices in international markets spiked upward in 2008, doubling or more in a matter of months. Evidence is still being compiled on policy responses over the following two years, but new time series estimates of government intervention for the previous five decades allow insights into past policy responses to price fluctuations and spikes. This paper reviews the distortionary impacts of policies used by governments attempting to stabilize their domestic food markets. It then focuses on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12816
Source: Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy
DOI: 10.1142/S1793993310000159

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