Assefa Admassie is the Director of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute which is an affiliate of the Ethiopian Economics Association. In addition, he is an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Economics at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. His research area is in the field of development economics and includes agricultural finance, food policies, child labour, poverty analysis, impact evaluation, and information and communications technology.
Suresh Chandra Babu is a senior research fellow and a programme leader for capacity strengthening at the International Food Policy Research Institute. His research interest focuses on translating policy research into impact on reduction in poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, and he currently conducts research on strengthening organizational capacity and policy processes for effective implementation of intervention programmes and policies in developing countries.
Kenneth Baltzer is an associate professor at the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He teaches International Economics and Development Economics and his research interests include the study of agricultural commodity markets and the political economy of international trade.
Shane Bryan is a research analyst specializing in food systems and poverty reduction. He is currently working as a consultant for the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru.
Antony Chapoto is a research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. His research interests focus on agricultural productivity, smallholder farm commercialization, food markets and policy in Africa.
Blessings Chinsinga is an associate professor at the Department of Political and Administrative Studies (PAS) and Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Research (CSR), Chancellor College, University of Malawi. His main research interests include political economy of development, public policy analysis, institutions and development, poverty reduction and rural livelihoods, and local level politics.
Ephraim W. Chirwa is Professor of Economics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. He holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of East Anglia. His research interests include microeconomics, industrial economics, farming households and agricultural systems, small scale enterprise development, microfinance and rural financial institutions, and food security.
(p.xxx) Kavery Ganguly is Deputy Director at the Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (FACE), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Her research interests include the socioeconomic impact of agriculture and food policies in India and other South Asian countries. Her work primarily involves studying various agricultural values and the role of different stakeholders in unlocking the potential.
Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim is a professor of economics at Cairo University. He is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). He works as a consultant to several international organizations including the World Bank, WTO, UNCTAD, UNDP, and WFP. His research interests include trade policy, competition, and food policy.
Harry de Gorter is a professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. His research focus is on agricultural trade policy and much of his recent work has been on biofuels and agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda, especially the impact of subsidies and protection on developing countries.
Ashok Gulati is Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) since 2011. Prior to this, he was Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than ten years. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and has held distinguished positions in state government offices. He has been deeply involved in agri-policy analysis and advice in India. A prolific writer, he has authored several books and articles on Asian agriculture with a focus on India.
Jikun Huang is the Founder and Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. His research focuses on agricultural policy and rural development. He has published about 400 journal papers with 200 papers published in international journals.
Johann F. Kirsten is a professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His research interests focus on agricultural policy, land reform, and the commercialization of smallholder farmers. Recently his research interests also shifted to the economics of origin foods.
Louise Knops is Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels. Her research interests include agricultural and food policy, political economy, and European politics and institutions. She currently focuses on the 2013 reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Nguyen Manh Hai is the Director of the Research Department for Public Service Policies at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Vietnam. His research interests focus on food and agricultural policies, labour market and land market reforms, environmental, climate change, and green growth impacts, and on policies addressing public service reform.
Claudio Massingarela is a lecturer of data analysis at the University of Science and Technology in Mozambique. His research interests focus on poverty and the socioeconomic analysis of rural development in Mozambique.
(p.xxxi) Bernardo Mueller is a professor at the University of Brasília in Brazil. His research and publications have been in the area of political economy, new institutional economics, and in complex adaptive systems applied to the economy.
Charles Mueller has recently retired as a full professor at the Department of Economics, Universidade de Brasília, where he started in 1972, except for a three-year interval (1986–9) as Director and President of IBGE, Brazil’s statistical office; he remains at the university as a senior associate researcher. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidade de São Paulo, and his Master’s and PhD at Vanderbilt University (1974). His main areas of interest are agricultural, environmental, and development economics—areas in which he has published extensively.
Virgulino Nhate holds a Master’s degree in economics and is a provincial director of planning and finance at Manica Province, Mozambique. Previously he was Head of the Department of Populations Studies at the National Directorate of Studies and Policy Analysis of the Ministry of Planning and Development. His research interests focus on poverty analysis, income redistribution, and social protection.
Jonathan Makau Nzuma holds a PhD in agricultural economics and business from the University of Guelph, Canada. He is a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, where he specializes in agricultural policy, international trade, microeconomics, production economics, development economics, livelihood assessment, and research methods.
Aderibigbe S. Olomola is a research professor at NISER, Ibadan. Since 2012 he has been Senior Economist/Consultant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Abuja, Nigeria. His research interests focus on agricultural finance and development policies, microfinance, agricultural commodity value chains, poverty reduction, performance of agricultural research institutions, public expenditure, and public service delivery.
Per Pinstrup-Andersen retired in 2013 from positions as the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University; he is now Professor Emeritus and Graduate School Professor at Cornell University, as well as Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen University. He served ten years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director-General and Chair of the High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Security (HLPE) and seven years as Department Head; seven years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia; and six years as a distinguished professor at Wageningen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his research and communication of research results. His publications include more than 400 other books, refereed journal articles, papers and book chapters, including recent books on Seeds of Contention, Ethics, Hunger and Globalization, Agricultural Trade Liberalization and the Least Developed Countries, Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries, Food Policy for Developing Countries, and The African Food System and its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition.
(p.xxxii) Selim Raihan is Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). His research interests focus on international trade including the issues related to the WTO and regional trading agreements, analysis of food price policies and poverty, labour market dynamics, economic growth, and political economy of taxation.
Gordon C. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently on leave at Oxford University. Professor Rausser has published more than 250 articles and books, written over 100 commissioned papers and governmental reports, and has won 16 national awards for teaching and research. His current research focuses on industrial organization, commodity and food markets, complex financial contracts, public/private partnerships, and theoretical and empirical analysis of political economy.
Danielle Resnick is a research fellow in the Development Strategies and Governance Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute and formerly a research fellow at United Nations University—World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). Her research focuses on the political economy of development, democratization, decentralization, and agricultural policy processes, with a regional concentration on sub-Saharan Africa.
Scott Rozelle is a professor and the Director of the Rural Education Action Project (REAP), Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University. His research interests focus on food, agricultural and rural development policies in China.
Vincenzo Salvucci is a postdoc at the Development Economics Research Group (DERG), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently working as Resident Adviser at the National Directorate of Studies and Policy Analysis (DNEAP) of the Ministry of Planning and Development in Maputo, Mozambique. His research interests focus on poverty analysis in developing countries.
Johan Swinnen is Professor of Economics and Director of the LICOS-Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is also a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, where he directs the programme on food security and development policy. He was previously Lead Economist at the World Bank and Economic Advisor at the European Commission. He is President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.
Theodore Talbot is an economist with the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen and an external research associate of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests include rural economic development, survey-based welfare metrics, and industrial development.
Kristine van Herck is a PhD student at the Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS) of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Her research interests include agricultural labour and land markets, food prices, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and agricultural markets in Central and Eastern European countries.
(p.xxxiii) Derrill D. Watson II is an assistant professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the American University of Nigeria. He and Per Pinstrup-Andersen have written a textbook on Food Policy for Developing Countries. His research examines food policy, economic growth, and ethics.
Jun Yang is an associate professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests focus on international trade, agricultural policies, and sustainable development, as well as the theory and application of the general equilibrium model.