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