IMF Study Documents Social Unrest with Rising Food Prices

March 27, 2011


Antigovernment protests double when global food prices rise 10% in low income countries. This bodes ill for China, says the professors, with food prices up 61%.

Study covered 120 countries from 1970-2007

Food Prices and Political Instability

source : IMF, WSJ

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This model above is relatively simplistic and a much better model takes into account a plethora of other factors :

Predicting Political Hotspots : Professor’s Global Model Forecasts Civil Unrests Against Governments

Food Prices and Political Instability

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