Jeffrey Frankel

Jeffrey Frankel

About the author:

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.

Stories by the author

The Great Food Price Balancing Act

 29 June 2011.

Rising food prices affect everybody, though obviously certain demographic groups – usually the poor – are affected more than the rest. As food prices continue to retain high levels of volatility, Jeffrey Frankel questions whether food prices can be stabilized and asserts that speculators could potentially act as “detectors of change” or as a “stabilizing force”.