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© 2007 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management. Through the Internet, we report on international negotiations and share knowledge gained through collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous research, capacity building in developing countries and better dialogue between North and South.

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Lamon Rutten is Joint Managing Director, Multi Commodity Exchange of India

Frida Youssef is Coordinator, Commodity risk management and Finance, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

This report has been written in a personal capacity. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the positions of the authors’ organizations.

Tackling Commodity Price Volatility

This paper is published as part of a larger project, sponsored by the Norwegian Government, on policy options to tackle the problem of commodity price volatility. More research and papers can be found at http://www.iisd.org/trade/commodities/price.asp

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