The Economics of Food Price Volatility Conference

August 15-16, 2012

Seattle, WA

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, August 15
Carlo Cafiero, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

What we really know about food security
Christophe Gouel, INRAE

Food Price Volatility and Domestic Stabilization Policies in Developing Countries
Walter Enders, University of Alabama
Matthew T. Holt, University of Alabama

The Evolving Relationships Between Agricultural and Energy Commodity Prices: A Shifting-Mean Vector Autoregressive Analysis
Julian M. Alston, University of California at Davis
Will Martin, International Food Policy Research Institute
Phillip Pardey, University of Minnesota

Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability
Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide
Maros Ivanic, The World Bank
Will Martin, International Food Policy Research Institute

Food Price Spikes, Price Insulation and Poverty
Steven T. Berry, Yale University and NBER
Michael J. Roberts, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University and NBER

Identifying Agricultural Demand and Supply Elasticities: Implications for Food Price Volatility
Eugenio Bobenrieth, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley

Bubble Trouble? Rational Storage, Mean Reversion and Runs in Commodity Prices.
Nicole Aulerich, Cornerstone Research
Scott H. Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Philip Garcia, University of Illinois

Bubbles, Food Prices, and Speculation: Evidence from the CFTC's Daily Large Trader Data Files
Philip Abbott, Purdue University

Biofuels, Binding Constraints and Agricultural Commodity Price Volatility