Session 1C. Agricultural commodity prices and instability along the food value chain

Policies for food commodity price stabilization have been implemented in a range of countries, with various degrees of success. This session reflects on the optimality of these polices in small and large country settings, as well as on the costs of such policies to the different sectors of the economy. Second, the session considers how international food commodity prices are transmitted to national markets, and from there to the national prices for actual food products, using the example of the wheat value chain in Ethiopia.

Food price volatility and stabilisation policies by Christophe Gouel (INRA)

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Price Shock Transmission: Evidence from the Wheat-Bread Market Value Chain in Ethiopia by Mekbib Haile (ZEF)

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