David Ubilava is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in commodity markets and price analysis. Specifically, two key themes of Dr. Ubilava's program of research are (i) the role of climatic factors on commodity price dynamics, and (ii) the nexus between armed conflict and prices. Dr. Ubilava's research has been published in the leading field and interdisciplinary journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and World Development, among others. David Ubilava currently serves as a co-editor of Food Policy and as an associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Do harvest season spikes in agricultural income and conflict in rural Africa and Asia present an opportunity to adjust peacekeeping and aid efforts?