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  • Curbing speculation could destabilize commodity prices, study says

    Scott Irwin, a University of Illinois economist co-wrote the study that suggests that the billions of dollars invested by commodity speculators may have helped stabilize prices rather than drive them up.

    Scott Irwin, a University of Illinois economist co-wrote the study that suggests that the billions of dollars invested by commodity speculators may have helped stabilize prices rather than drive them up.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Scott Irwin, call 217-333-6087; e-mail sirwin@illinois.edu.