Title: Food, Energy and Environment: Is Bioenergy the Missing Link?
Citation: FOOD POLICY vol. 36 no. 5 p. 571-580
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC68139
ISSN: 0306-9192
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919211000856
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2011.06.008
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We study price linkages between the food, energy and bioenergy markets. A vertically integrated multi-input, multi-output market model allows us to derive testable hypothesis, which we test by applying time-series analytical mechanisms to nine major traded food commodity prices along with one weighted average world crude oil price. The data consists of 939 weekly observations from January 1993 to December 2010. The empirical findings confirm the theoretical hypothesis that the prices for crude oil and food commodities are interdependent: a USD 1/barrel increase in oil prices and food commodity prices increase by between USD 0.09/tonne and USD 1.65/tonne.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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