Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis by Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

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Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems. Since 2006, global food prices have fluctuated greatly around an increasing trend and price spikes were observed for key food commodities such as rice, wheat, and maize. The full or partialtransmission of these global food price changes to individual developing countries, together with domestic food price changes, caused by domestic factors such as extreme weather events and market disruptions, caused governments to respond in a variety of ways. While there is ample description of the nature, content, and causes of food price fluctuations during the last 5 to 7 years, very little is known about the processes that led to policy responses or the relative power and behaviour of the participating stakeholder groups. Understanding how and whygovernments responded as they did is important to enhance the existing knowledge of the political economy of food price policy and to assist governments in their policy-making as they confront future food price fluctuations. This book presents results from political economy studies of food pricepolicy in 14 developing countries as well as the United States and the European Union.

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Per Pinstrup-Andersen is Graduate School Professor at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen University. He is Chairman of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security (HLPE) and Vice chairman of the World Economic Forum's Council on food Security. He is past Chairman of the Science Council of the Consultative Grou...

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Title:Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: An Overview1. Per Pinstrup-Andersen: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: An OverviewPart II: Syntheses of Findings from Country Studies2. Kenneth Baltzer: International to Domestic Price Transmission in 14 Developing Countries during the 2007-08 Food Crisis3. Shane Bryan: A Cacophony of Policy Responses: Evidence from 14 Countries during the 2007-08 Food Price Crisis4. Suresh Babu: Policy Processes and Food Price Crises: A Framework for Analysis and Lessons from Country Studies5. Derrill D. Watson II: A Political Economy Synthesis of Food Price Policy in 14 CountriesPart III: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Low-Income Landlocked Countries6. Assefa Admassie: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Ethiopia7. Ephraim W. Chirwa and Blessings Chinsinga: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Malawi8. Antony Chapoto: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in ZambiaPart IV: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Low-Income Countries with Limited Dependence on Food Imports9. Jonathan Makau Nzuma: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Kenya10. Virgulino Nhate, Claudio Massingarela, and Vincenzo Salvucci: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in MozambiquePart V: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Low and Middle-Income Countries Heavily Dependent on Food Import11. Selim Raihan: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Bangladesh12. Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Egypt13. Aderibigbe S. Olomola: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria14. Danielle Resnick: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in SenegalPart VI: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Large Exporters15. Nguyen Manh Hai and Theodore Talbot: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Vietnam16. Kavery Ganguly and Ashok Gulati: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in India17. Jikun Huang, Jun Yang, and Scott Rozelle: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in China18. Bernardo Mueller and Charles Mueller: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Brazil19. Johann F. Kirsten: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in South AfricaPart VII: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in High-Income Countries20. Gordon C. Rausser and Harry de Gorter: US Policy Contributions to Agricultural Commodity Price Fluctuations 2006-1221. Johan Swinnen, Louise Knops, and Kristine Van Herck: Food Price Volatility and EU PoliciesPart VIII: Conclusions and Recommendations22. Per Pinstrup-Andersen: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Key Policy-Related Lessons