Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, Maximo Torero
      Pages 3-31 Open Access
  3. Food Price Volatility at International Food Commodity Markets

  4. Commodity and Financial Market Linkages

  5. National and Regional Responses to Food Price Volatility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Shweta Saini, Ashok Gulati
      Pages 331-352 Open Access
    3. Lukas Kornher, Matthias Kalkuhl
      Pages 353-384 Open Access
    4. Ousmane Badiane, Sunday Odjo
      Pages 385-412 Open Access
    5. Irfan Mujahid, Lukas Kornher
      Pages 413-433 Open Access
    6. Jan Brockhaus, Jikun Huang, Jiliang Hu, Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, Guolei Yang
      Pages 435-456 Open Access
  6. The Micro-Economics of Price Risk, Volatility and Price Shocks: Households, Firms and Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Anna D’Souza, Dean Jolliffe
      Pages 543-581 Open Access
    3. Lukas Kornher, Felix A. Asante
      Pages 603-626 Open Access

About this book


This book provides fresh insights into concepts, methods and new research findings on the causes of excessive food price volatility. It also discusses the implications for food security and policy responses to mitigate excessive volatility. The approaches applied by the contributors range from on-the-ground surveys, to panel econometrics and innovative high-frequency time series analysis as well as computational economics methods. It offers policy analysts and decision-makers guidance on dealing with extreme volatility.


Agricultural Economics Development Economics Financial Markets Food Price Spikes Food Price Volatility Food Security International Food Markets Time Series Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Kalkuhl
    • 1
  • Joachim von Braun
    • 2
  • Maximo Torero
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Development ResearchUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Center for Development ResearchUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.IFPRIWashingtonUSA

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