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Three Essays on International Food Prices

Dissanayake, D M Jagath Rohitha


Motivated by recent food price spikes, this thesis examines three issues relating to international prices of agricultural commodities. It focuses on the three most important food commodities in the world from a calorie viewpoint, namely wheat, rice and maize. Following the introductory chapter, Chapter 2 presents an overview of the determinants of agricultural commodity prices. Chapter 3 analyses political economy causes of trade policy interventions in response to commodity price spikes to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5c6e707084433


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