The Economics of Biofuel Policies. Impacts on Price Volatility in Grain and Oilseed Markets

H. de Gorter, D. Drabik

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Abstract

The global food crises of 2008 and 2010 and the increased price volatility revolve around biofuels policies and their interaction with each other, farm policies and between countries. The Economics of Biofuel Policies focuses on the role of biofuel policies in creating turmoil in the world grains and oilseed markets since 2006. This book puts together theory and empirical evidence of how biofuel policies created a link between crop (food grains and oilseeds) and biofuel (ethanol and biodiesel) prices. This combined with biofuel policies role in affecting the link between biofuels and energy (gasoline, diesel and crude oil) prices will form the basis to show how alternative US, EU, and Brazilian biofuel policies have immense impacts on the level and volatility of food grain and oilseed prices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York (USA)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9781137414847
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePalgrave studies in agricultural economics and food policy

Keywords

  • agricultural economics
  • environmental policy
  • biofuels
  • bioenergy
  • biomass
  • energy
  • food prices
  • commodities
  • ethanol production
  • sugarcane
  • volatility
  • agricultural prices

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