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Academics give evidence to Committee on agricultural price volatility

9 December 2015

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes evidence from academics on price volatility and agricultural resilience.


Wednesday 9 December in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am:

  • Professor Wyn Morgan, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Tim Lloyd, Bournemouth University
  • Professor Steve McCorriston, University of Exeter

Likely questions

  • What is price volatility and what does it entail?
  • What are the root causes of price volatility?
  • How volatile are prices in reality?
  • Has greater exposure to the global agricultural markets had an impact on price volatility in the UK and the EU?
  • Are there regional disparities in price volatility, which are separate to those stemming from varieties in the types of farming?
  • How does public policy, and in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), influence price volatility in the EU?

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