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El Nino And Coffee Price Volatility In 1997


  • Frechette, Darren L.
  • Delavan, Willard


Coffee price volatility was extreme in 1997. With no obvious drought or freezing conditions in major growing countries, market analysts blamed El Nino. Alternatively, economic theory implies that commodity price volatility should be high when inventories are low. We analyze and test these two hypotheses

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  • Frechette, Darren L. & Delavan, Willard, 1998. "El Nino And Coffee Price Volatility In 1997," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20908, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20908

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    1. Danthine, Jean-Pierre & Moresi, Serge, 1993. "Volatility, information and noise trading," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 961-982, June.
    2. Peter G. Helmberger & Robert D. Weaver & Kathleen T. Haygood, 1982. "Rational Expectations and Competitive Pricing and Storage," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 64(2), pages 266-270.
    3. Harvey Lapan & Giancarlo Moschini, 1994. "Futures Hedging Under Price, Basis, and Production Risk," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 76(3), pages 465-477.
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