IMF paper finds supply-side measures can help combat food price inflation

IMF headquarters in Washington DC

Emerging economies wishing to combat the effects of food price inflation should pursue supply-side reforms, suggests a recent working paper from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The paper, by Ali Al-Eyd, David Amaglobeli, Bahrom Shukurov and Mariuz Sumlinski, analyses the impact of food price inflation on the central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The research finds that food price inflation has significant long-term impacts on emerging

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