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Volatile agricultural prices and agricultural futures markets

Thematic complex:
Agricultural value chains
Project duration:
since 01.01.2013
Investigated countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, United States, Cyprus

The aim of the research project is to analyze the determinants of the increased volatility on agricultural futures and spot markets. The project is divided into two parts. On the one hand, we analyze if the increasing financialization of the agricultural futures market is the cause for increased price volatility. On the other hand, we analyze if the change in market fundamentals caused the price volatility increase. Both research questions are analyzed by means of theoretical and empirical models. The aim of the project is to explain agricultural price volatility, and the results are to be used for policy consulting.

Project partners


		Dr. Sören Prehn

Dr. Sören Prehn

Research Associate
Room: 225

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