Policy seminar - Food price policy in an era of market instability

A political economy analysis

Between 2007 and 2008, world governments made decisions that, in conjunction with extreme weather events, turned an already alarming food supply and demand situation into a global food price crisis. This begs the question: How do governments make food policy decisions? Are they driven by data, special interests, theories of change or a combination of the above?

This policy seminar, hosted by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, will address these questions, which are particularly timely as India prepares for the next round of predicted food price fluctuations (grain prices in the international market have already become unstable). 

Speakers

Presenter: Professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, World Food Price Laureate and Senior Non-Resident Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER

Professor Bibek Debroy, National Institution for Transforming India Aayog

Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Professor Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER

Professor Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University

Professor Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professorfor Agriculture, ICRIER