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Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy

  • Develops tools and concepts for analyzing excessive food price volatility in related contexts

  • Presents recently established time-series models as well as nonparametric approaches to link international price volatility with domestic consumer welfare

  • Provides instruments for policy analysts and decision makers in the public and private sectors for reducing excessive food price volatility

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. National and Regional Responses to Food Price Volatility

    1. Regional Trade and Volatility in Staple Food Markets in Africa

      • Ousmane Badiane, Sunday Odjo
      Pages 385-412Open Access
    2. ASEAN Food Reserve and Trade: Review and Prospect

      • Irfan Mujahid, Lukas Kornher
      Pages 413-433Open Access
    3. When Do Prices Matter Most? Rice, Wheat, and Corn Supply Response in China

      • Jan Brockhaus, Jikun Huang, Jiliang Hu, Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, Guolei Yang
      Pages 435-456Open Access
  2. The Micro-Economics of Price Risk, Volatility and Price Shocks: Households, Firms and Communities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 511-511
    2. Coping with Food Price Shocks in Afghanistan

      • Anna D’Souza, Dean Jolliffe
      Pages 543-581Open Access
    3. Stocks and Storage Behavior of Traders in Ghana: Insights from a Trader Survey

      • Lukas Kornher, Felix A. Asante
      Pages 603-626Open 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

  • Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun

  • IFPRI, Washington, USA

    Maximo Torero

About the editors

Matthias Kalkuhl is Professor on Climate Change, Development and Economic Growth at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Head of the Working Group Economic Growth and Human Development, MCC Berlin, Germany

Joachim von Braun is Professor for Economic and Technological Change at the University of Bonn and Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Maximo Torero, Dr., is Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI for Latin America, leader of the Global Research Program on Institutions and Infrastructure for Markets Development, and co-leader of the Global Research Program on Urban and Rural Linkages

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy

  • Editors: Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, Maximo Torero

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-28199-5Published: 21 April 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80295-4Published: 22 April 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-28201-5Published: 12 April 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 626

  • Number of Illustrations: 78 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agricultural Economics

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)