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Working Paper
Income and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system

This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...

Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Journal Article
The Rise of a Middle Class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation

Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle Class

Food supply Urbanization
Blog
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy - An Interview with Per Pinstrup-Andersen

In this interview, Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about the international project which has culminated in the book Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability . (Oxford University Press, 2015) More about the project ...

Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (May 2015)

May is always a hopeful month. With 18 hours of daylight we are all perky—especially the seagulls who swarm around Helsinki harbour. Here at UNU-WIDER the communications team is busy with the new website which will roll out later in the year...

Agricultural industries Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security
Policy seminar
Food price policy in an era of market instability - a political economy analysis
4 March 2015
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India
Past event
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (February 2015)

February found UNU-WIDER busy sending out Calls for Papers on topics ranging from social protection to clean energy to discrimination and affirmative action. You can find them here . There are more to come...

Agricultural industries Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
UNU-WIDER @ 30

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...

Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Policy Brief
How do governments respond to food price volatility? Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)

We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...

Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
Working Paper
The Impact of Food Price Volatility on Consumer Welfare in Cameroon

The objective of this paper is to analyse the welfare effects of food price volatility on Cameroonian consumers...

Food supply Households Prices
Blog
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working Paper
The Economywide Impacts and Risks of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme

We estimate the impact of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme using an economywide approach. We find potentially substantial net benefits with indirect benefits accounting for about two-fifths of total benefits...

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Food supply
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Egypt

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Agriculture Economic policy Food supply
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in South Africa

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Food supply
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Key Policy-Related Lessons

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: An Overview

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
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