Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics – the Australian National University
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To ban or not to ban? How Indonesia can overcome the global food crisis
Jakarta’s latest decision to briefly ban the export of crude palm oil has not helped Indonesians reeling from rising food prices. Maria Monica Wihardja and Arianto Patunru argue that rather than bending with the political wind, Indonesia’s leaders should steer its course by reconsidering fundamentals to improve its competitiveness in the global food economy.