6217 Global Food Markets and the Economics of Food Security

Saturday, February 18, 2012: 1:30 PM
Room 211 (VCC West Building)
Christopher B. Barrett , Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Unprecedentedly high global food prices attract much attention today. This paper demonstrates the importance of global food markets to food security, especially in low-income communities around the world. It explains how much current rhetoric conflates food price volatility with high price levels. This error commonly fosters misguided policy prescriptions and prioritization among candidate scientific interventions intended to advance global food security objectives.
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