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Achieving Food Security in Volatile Times - WTO Disciplines, Grain Reserves, and Other Public Policy Responses

May 22, 2013

Washington, DC

Food security concerns in response to volatile world commodity prices have resulted in many governments undertaking public policy actions to address domestic concerns but which may exacerbate global price spikes. In this seminar "Achieving Food Security in Volatile Times – WTO Disciplines, Grain Reserves, and Other Public Policy Responses" panelists examined price volatility, the role of grain reserves as a moderating policy, and the effectiveness of WTO disciplines on export restrictions. Experts from China and India addressed those governments’ actions to address food security concerns. 

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Agenda and Presentations

Tim Josling, Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

  • Export Restrictions and International Trade Law

Rob Howse, NYU Law School  

Brian Wright, Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley 

Jikun Huang,  Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Indian Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices

Moderated by Joe Glauber, Chief Economist,  U.S. Department of Agriculture

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