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Food price spikes and poor, small economies: What role for trade policies?

Anderson, Kym; Thennakoon, Jayanthi


Upward spikes in international food prices lead some food-surplus countries to raise export barriers and some food-deficit countries to lower their import restrictions on staple foods - and conversely when prices slump. When many countries so respond, their actions in aggregate exacerbate the international price spike, making adjustment even more difficult for other countries. This paper reviews conceptually, and then empirically for a sample of small and poor economies, the role of trade...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.200591


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