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Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 123197 JAN 01, 2017

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7539 JAN 22, 2016

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Seasonality in local food markets and consumption : evidence from Tanzania (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods. It uses 19 years of monthly food prices from 20 markets and three years of nationally representative household panel surveys from Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7520 DEC 18, 2015

Kaminski,Jonathan; Christiaensen,Luc; Gilbert,Christopher L. Disclosed

The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods, which has disappeared from Africa's development debate. Through econometric analysis of monthly food price series across 100 locations in three countries during 2000-12, it is shown that seasonal movements in maize wholesale prices explain 20 (Tanzania, Uganda) to 40 (Malawi) percent of their monthly volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6907 JUN 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc; Gilbert, Christopher L. Disclosed

Tanzania - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources : P096302 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR7059 JUL 24, 2012

Sheldon,Christopher Gilbert Disclosed

Uganda - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project : P079925 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 17 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR5474 DEC 26, 2011

Sheldon,Christopher Gilbert Disclosed

Tanzania - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources : P096302 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR5418 DEC 26, 2011

Sheldon,Christopher Gilbert Disclosed

Realignment of debt service obligations and ability to pay in concessional lending : feasibility and modalities (English)

The authors consider schemes which have the potential to increase the flexibility of heavily indebted primary producing countries in meeting their debt service obligations by making debt service repayments contingent on the world prices of the commodities they export. ... See More +

Working Paper 44307 NOV 08, 2003

Gilbert, Christopher L.; Tabova, Alexandra; Disclosed

Do hedge funds and commodity funds affect commodity prices? (English)

Commodity prices have been extremely volatile in recent years. Hedge funds and commodity funds are one possible source of the increased price violatility. ... See More +

Brief 17840 FEB 28, 1997

Mitchell, Donald O.; Gilbert, Christopher L.

International commodity control : retrospect and prospect (English)

International commodity agreements (ICAs) fit uneasily in a world in which markets are becoming globalized and increasingly competitive. Development policy - both as preached by international agencies and as practiced by typically democratically elected and nonsocialist governments in the major producing countries - emphasizes productive efficiency, product quality, and effective marketing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1545 NOV 30, 1995

Gilbert, Christopher L.

The rational expectations hypothesis in models of primary commodity prices (English)

The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of the rational expectations hypothesis for the econometric modeling of primary commodity markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS384 APR 30, 1990

Gilbert, Christopher L.

Metals market efficiency in relation to foreign exchange and financial markets (English)

The paper reports on the results of an extension of the testing of the efficiency of metal trades at the London Metal Exchange (LME). The results are predominantly positive. ... See More +

Commodity Working Paper DWC8709 OCT 31, 1987

Gilbert, Christopher L. Disclosed

Efficient market commodity price dynamics (English)

This paper examines the joint implications of private sector stockholding and futures market trading for commodity price dynamics. Speculative private sector stockholding links commodity prices over periods in which these stocks are continuously held. ... See More +

Commodity Working Paper DWC8504 DEC 31, 1985

Gilbert,Christopher L. Disclosed

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Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 123197 Journal Article
Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7539 Policy Research Working Paper
Seasonality in local food markets and consumption : evidence from Tanzania (English)
See More +
DEC 18, 2015 WPS7520 Policy Research Working Paper
The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6907 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources : P096302 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
See More +
JUL 24, 2012 ISR7059 Implementation Status and Results Report
Uganda - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project : P079925 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 17 (English)
See More +
DEC 26, 2011 ISR5474 Implementation Status and Results Report
Tanzania - Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources : P096302 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
See More +
DEC 26, 2011 ISR5418 Implementation Status and Results Report
Realignment of debt service obligations and ability to pay in concessional lending : feasibility and modalities (English)
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NOV 08, 2003 44307 Working Paper
Do hedge funds and commodity funds affect commodity prices? (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 17840 Brief
International commodity control : retrospect and prospect (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1995 WPS1545 Policy Research Working Paper
The rational expectations hypothesis in models of primary commodity prices (English)
See More +
APR 30, 1990 WPS384 Policy Research Working Paper
Metals market efficiency in relation to foreign exchange and financial markets (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1987 DWC8709 Commodity Working Paper
Efficient market commodity price dynamics (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1985 DWC8504 Commodity Working Paper