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Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability

Julian M. Alston, William J. Martin, and Philip G. Pardey

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Technological change in agriculture affects the variability of food prices both by changing the sensitivity of aggregate farm supply to external shocks and by changing the sensitivity of prices to ... More


Introduction

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The introduction opens with a brief history of food price volatility and then summarizes the nine chapters that investigate the economics of food price volatility along five directions of inquiry. ... More


Does Food Aid Harm the Poor? Household Evidence from Ethiopia

James Levinsohn and Margaret McMillan

in Globalization and Poverty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a study on Ethiopian rural grain producers. It examines the effect of food aid on both consumption and production by the rural poor. The data show that households at all levels ... More


Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight

Dana Goldman, Darius Lakdawalla, and Yuhui Zheng (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores the body weight consequences of changing food prices by using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a panel of U.S. adults aged fifty and over. It examines the short-term and ... More


Economie Contextual Factors and Child Body Mass Index

Lisa M. Powell and Frank J. Chaloupka (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses various economic factors such as food prices and food-related outlet availability and their relation to child body weight outcomes. It provides empirical evidence on the extent ... More


The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is still no consensus on the underlying reasons for recent drastic changes in food prices and continuing agricultural market volatility merits a thorough investigation. This book is a ... More


Introduction

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents an introduction to economic aspects of obesity and the costs and benefits of policies to combat obesity. The rapid rise in obesity has extremely serious public health ... More


Economic Aspects of Obesity

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past three decades, the number of obese adults in the United States has doubled and the number of obese children almost tripled, which may lead to increased medical expenditures, productivity ... More


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