Food Price Volatility and its Implications for Food Security and Policy
By Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, Maximo Torero

“This book provides fresh insights into concepts, methods and new research findings on the causes of excessive food price volatility. It also discusses the implications for food security and policy responses to mitigate excessive volatility. (Springer 2016)

Available on Springer (open access), Amazon (free Kindle) or Google Books (free online access).

Innovations for Inclusive Value-Chain Development: Successes and Challenges
By Andre Devaux, Maximo Torero, et al.

Innovations for Inclusive Value-Chain Development helps to fill the current gap in systematic knowledge about how well VCD has performed, related trade-offs or undesired effects, and which combinations of VCD elements are most likely to reduce poverty and deliver on overall development goals.” (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016)

Available on International Food Policy Research Institute (free download), Amazon (free Kindle) or Google Books (free online access). Synopsis available here.

2011 Global Hunger Index
The Challenge of Hunger: Taming Price Spikes and Excessive Food Price Volatility
By Klaus von Grebmer, Maximo Torero, et al.

“Information will not fill people’s stomachs, but policymakers and national and international agencies need it in order to take steps to ensure that people have access to sufficient and nutritious food.” (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2011)

Available on International Food Policy Research Institute (free download) or Amazon (Kindle edition).

Global Hunger Index 2011 Launch, October 13, 2011

Innovations in Insuring the Poor 
By Ruth Vargas Hill, Maximo Torero

“Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor. Poor people often live in environments characterized by high weather and disease risk, and it is poor households that have the fewest tools to deal with drought, floods, and disease when they occur.” (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2010)

Available on International Food Policy Research Institute (free download) or Amazon (paperback).

Privatization for the Public Good?: Welfare Effects of Private Intervention in Latin America
With Alberto Chong, et al.

“Using unique household data sets for six Latin American countries, the essays collected in this volume put together a compelling picture of the effects of privatization.” (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Study/Inter-American Development Bank, 2008)

Available on Inter-American Development Bank (free download), Amazon (paperback) or Abe Books.

Investigación, Políticas y Desarrollo en el Perú
With Patricia Arregui, et al.

“El vínculo conceptual entre la exclusión social, la discri-minación y la identidad étnica no solo es un ejercicio analítico válido sino que constituye un camino necesario para entender a cabalidad la dinámica socio-cultural de los grupos excluidos y así proponer políticas efectivas para lograr su inclusión social mediante el reconocimiento de sus derechos.” (Grade, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo, 2007)

Available on GRADE (Español, free download).

Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Poverty Reduction: Potential for Telecommunications
By Maximo Torero, Joachim von Braun

“The IT revolution made some glorious promises to the world’s poor: instant access to information and far-flung markets, political empowerment, greater growth, even the possibility that countries could leapfrog entire stages of development.” (Johns Hopkins University Press, Maryland, 2006)

Available on International Food Policy Research Institute (free download) and Amazon.

What Difference Do Unions Make?: Their Impact on Productivity and Wages in Latin America
With Peter Kuhn, Gustavo Márquez, et al.

Structural differences in Latin American countries: “a higher proportion of workers with lower educational attainment; a younger workforce; a higher proportion of workers in the agricultural sector; and a lower proportion of workers in the service sector.” (Inter-American Development Bank, 2005)

Available on Inter-American Development Bank (free download) or Research Gate (free download).

Privatization in Latin America: Myths and Reality
With Florencio López-de-Silanes, et al.

“Examining the privatization experience of six Latin American countries—Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia—Privatization in Latin America evaluates the empirical evidence on privatization and assesses the validity of the criticisms raised.” (Inter-American Development Bank and Standford University Press, 2005)

Available on Inter-American Development Bank (free download), Standford University Press or Amazon.

Mercado y Gestion de Microcrédito en el Perú
With Carolina Trivelli, Felipe Portocarrero, et al.

“Esta iniciativa busca generar un espacio de análisis, diálogo y debate sobre las posibilidades del microcrédito y de las microfinanzas en general, como instrumento para apoyar a sectores sociales vulnerables en sus esfuerzos por mejorar sus niveles de vida y aumentar sus posibilidades de salir de la pobreza.” (CIES, Consorcio de investigación Económica y Social, 2004)

Available on CIES (Español, free download).

Social Inclusion and Economic Development in Latin America
With María Eugenia Genoni, et al.

“Case studies examine ethnic and racial political organization, gender quotas, and labor markets across the region, and social exclusion in Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Comparative studies summarize social inclusion policies of both the European Union and selected countries on the Continent.” (Inter-American Development Bank, 2004)

Available on Inter-American Development Bank (free download) Google Books (free online access).

Estrategias y Racionalidad de la Pequeña Empresa
With Miguel Robles, et al.

“Este volumen recoge los resultados des trabajo llevado a cabo por investigadores de GRADE como parte del proyecto ‘Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas en el Perú: Análisis de los Sectores de Confecciones, Metalmecánica y Servicios Informáticos.'” (OIT, Organización Internacional del Trabajo, 2001)

Available on GRADE (Español, free download).

Portrait of the Poor: An Assets-Based Approach
With Orazio P. Attanasio, et al.

“This book examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru find the poor caught in a vicious circle.” (Inter-American Development Bank, 2001)

Available on Inter-American Development Bank (free download) or Amazon.