Food prices in Africa 30 percent higher

Development Matters Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved? Development Matters 4 days ago By Thomas Allen, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat (SWAC/OECD) After the 2007-08 crisis, we got into the bad habit when discussing food prices of focusing almost exclusively on volatility and overlooking the question of the levelof prices. Of course, reasons …

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drug monopolist would price an HIV drug so high that only 4% of the infected population worldwide

NBER Working Paper No. 24206 Issued in January 2018 NBER Program(s):Development Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Kremer and Snyder (2015) show that demand curves for a preventive and treatment may have different shapes though they target the same disease, biasing the pharmaceutical manufacturer toward developing the lucrative rather than the socially …

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A historic moment . World share markets tumble . 2018 February

Third day I am watching Bloomberg and CNBC . STOCKS dropping to three month lows. Dropping from an all time high in terms of highest PE ratios. A panelist on Bloomberg says that there is a resurgence in the belief in Phillips curve ; The belief that when unemployment falls inflation must creep up. In …

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