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Distributive impacts of the food price crisis in the Andean region

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  • José Cuesta
  • Suzanne Duryea

    (Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA)

  • Fidel Jaramillo

    (Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA)

  • Marcos Robles

    (Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA)

Abstract

This study analyses the distributive consequences associated with the recent international food price crisis in the Andean region. The study explores the distributive repercussions of the crisis by means of a simple simulation exercise which isolates the direct and short-term effects of actual increases in food prices across the Andean region. The paper finds substantive and heterogeneous poverty impacts, ranging from two to six per cent points in the incidence of poverty. Results are found very sensitive to the net consumer (or producer) position of the household, and less so across other characteristics of the household. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 846-865

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:22:y:2010:i:7:p:846-865

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  1. Cuesta, Jose & Edmeades, Svetlana & Madrigal, Lucia, 2011. "Food insecurity and public agricultural spending in Bolivia : putting money where your mouth is ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5604, The World Bank.

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