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Rabah Arezki, and Akito Matsumoto
Published Date:
December 2017
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    Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World


    Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto

    © 2017 International Monetary Fund

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    Names: Arezki, Rabah, editor. | Matsumoto, Akito, editor. | International Monetary Fund.

    Title: Shifting commodity markets in a globalized world / editors, Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto.

    Description: Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Identifiers: ISBN 9781484310328 (paper) | ISBN 9781484330715 (ePub) | ISBN 9781484330807 (Mobi) | ISBN 9781484330814 (PDF)

    Subjects: LCSH: Commodity exchanges | Commodity futures. | Globalization.

    Classification: LCC HG6046.S485 2017

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the International Monetary Fund, its Executive Board, or its management.

    Recommended citation: Arezki, Rabah, and Akito Matsumoto, eds. 2018. Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund.

    ISBN 978-1-48431-032-8 (Paper)

    978-1-48433-071-5 (ePub)

    978-1-48433-080-7 (Mobipocket)

    978-1-48433-081-4 (PDF)

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    Technology, demography, policies, and institutions are some of the forces that affect commodities such as energy resources, metals, and food. This book is based on research in the Commodities Unit of the IMF’s Research Department and explores the interplay of these various forces across different commodity markets. These chapters analyze the forces driving commodity markets over the medium term and their interaction with the global economy.

    Rabah Arezki is the chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region and a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was previously chief of the Commodities Unit in the IMF’s Research Department. He has written on energy, commodities, development, and international economics. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and coedited several books.

    Akito Matsumoto is acting chief of the Commodities Unit in the IMF’s Research Department. He has written on energy, commodities, and international economics, including for peer-reviewed journals, and has organized several conferences on these issues. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

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