Economics: Food Supply and Inflation

Tue Nov 14 2023 at 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm

Watershed | Bristol

Bristol Ideas
Publisher/HostBristol Ideas
Economics: Food Supply and Inflation
Panel discussion chaired by Christ Giles, economics editor for the Financial Times.
About this Event

Why is the price of food so high and what role does international trade play in supporting UK food security? Our panel of experts discuss the complex nature of food supply and inflation in the UK.

We’re all seeing the price of our weekly shop escalate beyond recognition, and hearing endless chatter about the cost-of-living crisis in the House of Commons. But why has this all happened? We have invited a panel of economists and industry experts to discuss the nuts and bolts of the international network of food supply in the wake of Brexit and shifting trade deals.

To bring in-depth economic analysis, Ha-Joon Chang (author of Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World) and Swati Dhingra come from the world of economics research and education, as experts on the subject at SOAS and LSE respectively. Dhingra will call on her expertise in the fields of international economics and trade policy for this conversation. Joining them are Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of Action Against Hunger UK. Chris Giles, economics editor of the Financial Times, will chair the panel.

This event is supported by the Economics Observatory.


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