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A Review of the G20 Meeting on Agriculture: Addressing Price Volatility in the Food Markets

This paper examines food price volatility in the context of the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers. In reviewing the evidence so far regarding the impact of commodity trading, speculation, and index investment on price volatility, the report finds that the evidence for the prosecution does not seem particularly compelling at this point.

Author(s) :

Hilary Till

Summary :

This paper examines food price volatility in the context of the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers. In reviewing the evidence so far regarding the impact of commodity trading, speculation, and index investment on price volatility, the report finds that the evidence for the prosecution does not seem particularly compelling at this point.

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Type : EDHEC Publication
Date : 26/07/2011
Keywords :

Commodities