Commodity Price Volatility, Past and Present

29-30 November 2012
Centre for Economic History, Research School of Economics
& the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University

  Session 1: 500 Years of Cycles and Trends
9:00-9:50 Graciela Kaminsky (George Washington University) “Cycles in International Capital Flows during both Periods of Financial Globalization”
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9:50-10:40 David Jacks (Simon Fraser University) “Commodity Price Volatility and Its Consequences: A Primer on the Past 300 Years”
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10:40-11:10 Coffee
11:10-12:00 Neil Kellard (University of Essex) “Trends and Cycles in Real Commodity Prices” 1650-2010”
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12:00-1:00 Lunch
  Session 2:¬†Emerging Markets
1:00-1:50 Andrew Coleman (New Zealand Treasury) “High frequency transport price volatility and commodity price transmission: a century where capacity constraints and logistics management matters”.
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1:50-2:40 Laura Panza (La Trobe University) “Cotton Boom and De-industrialisation in the Middle East: Contrasting Experiences in Egypt and Turkey.”
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2:40-3:10 Coffee
3:10-4:00 Will Martin (World Bank) "Food Price Spikes, Price Insulation and Poverty" with Maros Ivanic and Will Martin.
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Public Lecture: The Gruen Lecture in Honour of Fred Gruen

5:15-6:30 Commodity Prices over Two Centuries: Trends, Volatility and Impact

Jeff Williamson (Harvard and University of Wisconsin)

Workshop and Lecture Dinner: Details TBC

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