Inflation and food security: some emerging issues in developing countries

Alam, Khorshed and Shahiduzzaman, Md. (2008) Inflation and food security: some emerging issues in developing countries. In: 37th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2008), 30 Sept - 4 Oct 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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The rapid rise of cereal and other food prices in the current phase have provoked deep concern regarding food security in developing countries. Whilst a vast majority of people in developing countries are already suffering from widespread malnutrition, the rapid rise of prices of food items is likely to make these people more vulnerable. Most of the poor are net buyers of food items, and the impact of food price shocks on their livelihood are pronounced. Using Bangladesh as a case study of developing countries, this paper describes how soaring inflation has affected food security, it elicits the causes of the crisis, details the government responses, and summarises the lessons learned with regard to monetary policy and food security measures.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009 01:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; consumer price index; food security; monetary policy
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140212 Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910206 Market-Based Mechanisms

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