Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How imaginary demand has made food prices more volatile

An excellent article on food price volatility by one of my former students.

How imaginary demand has made food prices more volatile

It is only a coincidence that I am interviewed!

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Pure coincidence, of course. There's an interesting article on China Dialogue about the crisis now too: http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/4195-Making-a-killing-on-food

They don't explain the distinction between earlier types of commodities futures trading and commodity index funds though, and I think the difference is important to understanding what's happening.