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Per Pinstrup Andersen

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University; Professor of Development Economics at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Copenhagen; and Distinguished Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.  He is Chairman of the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Science Council and the President-elect of the American Agricultural Economics Association.  He is a member of several committees and editorial boards.  He has a B.S. from KVL and an M.S. and Ph.D from Oklahoma State University.  He has honorary doctoral degrees from four universities and he is a fellow of the AAEA and AAAS.  His awards include the World Food Prize 2001, the Charles A. Black Award, the AAEA Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, the Rosenkjaer Prize for Policy Communication, and Ph.D Thesis and Outstanding Journal awards from AAEA.  He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General, 7 years as Division Director and 7 years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia.  His publications include “Seeds of Contention” published in five languages, and more than 450 other books, refereed journal articles, papers and book chapters.



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