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Senior Agriculture Economist
JOHN BAFFES JOHN BAFFES is a Senior Economist with the Development Prospects Group (currently on assignment with the Trade Department). His responsibilities include commodity market monitoring and price projections for tropical commodities, as well as research on market structure and policy reform issues. Since joining the Bank in 1993, he has worked in operations, first in Mexico and then in Bangladesh. John Baffes has a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Athens, an M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .What explains agricultural price movements ?
2 .Sources of volatility during four oil price crashes
3 .Analyzing food price trends in the context of Engel?s law and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis
4 .What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market
5 .Global economic prospects, January 2014 : coping with policy normalization in high-income countries
6 .Long-term drivers of food prices
7 .Cotton, biotechnology, and economic development
8 .Cotton subsidies, the WTO, and the 'cotton problem'
9 .Placing the 2006/08 commodity price boom into perspective
10 .Marches des sous-produits du coton : tendances mondiales et implications pour les producteurs Africains de coton
11 .Markets for cotton by-products : global trends and implications for African cotton producers
12 .More on the energy / non-energy commodity price link
13 .Global economic prospects 2009 : commodities at the crossroads
14 .Global economic prospects 2009 : commodities at the crossroads
15 .Oil spills on other commodities
16 .Restructuring Uganda's coffee industry : why going back to the basics matters
17 .The World Bank research observer 20 (1)
18 .Disciplining agricultural support through decoupling
19 .The co-movement between cotton and polyester prices
20 .Cotton : Market setting, trade policies, and issues
21 .Commodity market reform in Africa : some recent experience
22 .Commodity market reforms : lessons of two decades
23 .The World Bank Research Observer 13 (2)
24 .Detecting price links in the world cotton market
25 .Single-equation estimation of the equilibrium real exchange rate
26 .From prices to incomes: agricultural subsidization without protection?
27 .Productivity of public spending, sectoral allocation choices, and economic growth
28 .Do tax policies stimulate investment in physical and research and development capital?
29 .Taxing choices in deficit reduction

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