Jeffrey Frankel

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Jeffrey Frankel
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James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University. Director of Program in International Finance and Macroeconomics at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Great Food Price Balancing Act

Date: 29 June 2011

29 June 2011. Rising food prices affect everyone. Some demographic groups – namely the poor – are affected more than others. As food prices continue to be highly volatile, Jeffrey Frankel asks; can food prices can be stabilized? And asserts that speculators could potentially act as “detectors of change” or “stabilizing forces”.

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