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Ukraine and Russia have been described as the “breadbasket” of Europe, accounting for a quarter of global grains trade. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already resulted in closure of ports on the Black Sea, with significant knock-on effects on wheat prices and other commodities such as corn. In this context, the focus of the presentation will be on how this is affecting global food prices and food security.
Presenter: Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
Bio: Dr. Sheldon's primary research interests are in analyzing international trade and policy. Recent projects include examination of the interaction between trade and environmental policies; analysis of the effects of exchange rate volatility on international trade flows; examination of the effects of policy on trade in ethanol; and analysis of China’s exchange rate policies. He is currently working on issues related to carbon tariffs, and also the impact of intellectual property rights on US seed exports.
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