High food prices cause riots, right? There’s a correlation, and that’s good enough. But not for everybody. In this episode of Eat This Podcast I talk to Marc Bellemare, an agricultural economist whose research demonstrates that there actually is a causal relationship between food prices and social unrest globally. Also in this episode, Cullen Hendrix, a political scientist and economist who has some surprising things to say about the kinds of political regimes in which food riots are more likely.
Food prices and social unrest at Eat This Podcast