Tag Archives: food prices

November 6, 2013

Denkanstöße (Food for Thought)

October 16 was World Food Day, and it probably won’t come as a shock that a number of activist groups chose the occasion to publicly protest in Frankfurt for their causes. It was, however, a pleasant surprise to see an in-depth and balanced article on the [&hellip…

July 23, 2013

Research confirms the fundamental(s) truth

Has “financialization” of commodities put undue pressure on prices? Has the creation of investment products linked to commodities indices made the grocery basket more expensive? A task force from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) has just [&hellip…

July 1, 2013

Amen to that!

There’s an old saying about how to respond if your industry is under attack from government officials: “When a regulator swings, duck.” But what do you do if it’s the Pope who is taking the swing ‒ which he appeared to be doing in a [&hellip…

June 14, 2013

Your daily bread cost more in the 1950s than today

A post on The Economist website this week brought to our attention a new paper by David Jacks, an economist at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Prof. Jacks has piqued our interest before with a paper called Populists versus theorists: Futures markets and the volatility [&hellip…