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Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityA Political Economy Analysis$

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198718574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.001.0001

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(p.xi) Acknowledgements

(p.xi) Acknowledgements

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability
Oxford University Press

First and foremost I want to thank the United Nations University—World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Director, Finn Tarp for unwavering professional, moral, and financial support from the initial project idea to the completion of this book. I am very grateful to Danielle Resnick for her constructive and timely intellectual (political science in a network of economists) and logistic contributions to all aspects of the project; to Henrik Hansen for his intellectual insights and contributions to the preparation of the analytical framework; to Derrill Watson for his intellectual contributions to the development of the framework for the political economy analyses and the outstanding synthesis; to the three project advisors—Philip Abbott, William Lyakurwa, and Robert Paarlberg—for their intellectual leadership; to Suresh Babu, Kenneth Baltzer, and Shane Bryan for outstanding syntheses; to Lisa Winkler for her editorial and administrative support; to Mary-Catherine French for administrative and secretarial support; to Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen for her advice and support of the preparation of the book and for facilitating collaboration with Oxford University Press; to Adam Swallow for guidance in the preparation of the book manuscript; and to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UNU-WIDER, and Cornell University for financial support of the project that led to this book. My colleagues at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Prabhu Pingali, Ellen McCullough, and Tuu-Van Nguyen, provided valuable intellectual input to the project. Last, but by no means least, I want to thank all the network members for a most stimulating interaction and collaboration, and for enhancing my conceptual and empirical understanding of the political economy of food policy.

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Cornell University

August 2014 (p.xii)