- Sulian Lizé
- International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- International development, Rice Industry, International Political Economy, Political Economy of Finance, Agricultural Economics, Political Economy of Development, International Trade, Southeast Asian Studies, Rural Liverlihoods, Commodity Martkets, Futures Markets, Derivatives Markets, Risk-management, Coffee Trade, Sugar Trade, Wheat Trade, Anthropology of Finance, Sociology of Finance, Sustainable Development
The Risky Bet on Paddy Power: The Unexplained Non-Financialisation of the Rice Market
Research Project Description
My research investigates the reasons behind the non-financialisation of the rice market and its impact on producers in developing countries. Farmers and other supply chain actors do not benefit from financial risk-management tools that are commonly available on other agricultural commodity markets. I am interested in the nature of market risk in rice; the failure of rice futures markets in the 20th and 21st centuries; and the specific market structure patterns preventing financialisation, as well as the impact of financialisation on commodity markets. My research also includes quantitative work on price risk on the rice market. I use Thailand, Vietnam and the US as case studies. I also use comparative methods to analyse other commodity markets such as coffee, sugar and wheat.
2016-present: PhD in International Development, The University of Edinburgh
2016: Diploma in Quantitative Economics, Birkbeck, University of London
2014-2015: MSc in International Development, The University of Edinburgh
2011-2014: BSc Hons in International Politics, City, University of London
Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Japan (January to March 2019)
Sustainable Development 1A (UG year 1 and 2), The University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, Seminar tutor
International Development: Research Design and Practice (MSc), The University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, Workshop tutor
'Financialization of Rice in Vietnam: Learning from the coffee market', Special Seminar at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University. March 2019
‘Make the Rice Choice: The Political Economy of a Global Staple’, Presented at Let’s Talk Asia! Conference, Look East Edinburgh and the Scottish Government. April 2018
‘The Financial Singularity of the Rice Market’, Presented at the African Studies and International Development Annual Presentation Day, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh. April 2017.
Publications and Reports:
'Financialization of Rice in Vietnam: Lessons from the Coffee
Market', 2019, Working Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3458439
‘The Road to Commodity Exchange Empires’, April 2018, Linkedin Pulse: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/road-commodity-exchange-empires-sulian-lizé/
‘South American White Rice Price Forecast, 2016/17’, April 2017, LRI Technical Reports Series, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
‘South American Parboiled Rice Price Forecast, 2016/17’, April 2017, LRI Technical Reports Series, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
‘Thai White Rice Price Forecast, 2016/17’, December 2016, LRI Technical Reports Series, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
‘Thai Parboiled Rice Price Forecast, 2016/17’, December 2016, LRI Technical Reports Series, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
‘Pakistan Rice Market Cycles and Price Forecast, 2016/17’, September 2016, LRI Technical Reports Series, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
‘Laos: Change in the Forgotten Market of Southeast Asia’, July 2016, LRI Monthly Report, LiveRiceIndex. Farnham, UK.
Market Analyst at LiveRiceIndex, 2016-2017
Prof. Francesca Bray and Dr Iain Hardie