In recent years, rising prices for agricultural and energy commodities have heightened interest in the economic fundamentals governing these markets. This report presents bio-era’s latest thinking on some of these fundamentals, and how they may be changing in unanticipated ways. Part of what we explore here concerns the interactions between the principal “long forces” affecting these markets, including the forces of climate change, the limits of conventional crude oil supply expansion, and the impacts of continued underlying growth in global populations and economies. Not surprisingly, we foresee these long forces acting in combination to place additional upward pressure on fuel and food prices, and we present a model for thinking about the dynamics at work in what we hope is a simple, but useful, way.
- Publication Date
- Sep 29, 2011
- Business & Economics
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- By (author): Stephen Aldrich, By (author): James Newcomb