The Impact of US Biofuel Policies on Agricultural Price Levels and Volatility


by Bruce Babcock

Issue Paper 35

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Changes in developed country biofuel policy are some of the key recommendations of an intergovernmental organization report to the G20, a group of leading economies. This paper provides in-depth analysis on the relationship between biofuel policy in the US and food price volatility. In addition, it identifies options that are available to decision-makers for addressing any adverse effects.

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2 responses to “The Impact of US Biofuel Policies on Agricultural Price Levels and Volatility”

  1. Asociación Proteger

    Nuestra Asociación, desde el principio esto hace unos 11 años atrás, que nos opusimos a los biocombustibles, porque sabíamos que iba a impactar negativamente en los precios de los cereales. Lamentablemente,hoy la realidad nos indica que se hace realidad eso que era una percepción que teníamos.

    La falta de Voluntad Política,de los estados denominados “desarrollados” en producir un cambio, ante las consecuencias del Cambio Climático, es la mayor traba para producir ese quiebre en los medios de Producción, consumo, comercialización y financiero, siguen primando entonces los intereses espurios.

    Juan Ortiz Burgos
    Presidente

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    [...] my paper, I used more conservative estimates from a study by Bruce Babcock, which estimated that the ethanol impact on prices rose from just 2% in 2006 to 21% in 2010. Even [...]

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