Are Staple Food Markets in Africa Efficient? Spatial Price Analyses and Beyond

The main objective of this paper is to examine whether the staple food markets in Africa are efficient. It does so by outlining a conceptual framework for understanding spatial food price variation, summarizing the results from existing studies in market integration in sub-Saharan Africa, and providing evidence from recently conducted surveys on the determinants of market efficiency. The paper is organized following this sequence and concludes with a summary and policy implications.


Issue Date:
2010-01
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/58562
Total Pages:
35
JEL Codes:
q11; q13; q18; q17
Note:
Paper to be presented at the Comesa policy seminar “Food price variability: Causes, consequences, and policy options" on 25-26 January 2010 in Maputo, Mozambique under the Comesa-MSU-IFPRI African Agricultural Markets Project (AAMP)
Series Statement:
aamp




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