IATRC 2021 Speakers
Dr Marcel Adenäuer is a policy analyst at the OECD. He is a member of the team responsible for the annual OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook report, particularly focussing on cereal markets. Next to this he is interested in global land markets, long term developments of the agricultural sector as well as its role for climate change mitigation. Prior to his position at the OECD he has been senior researcher at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics of the University of Bonn. There he specialised on global agricultural sector modelling. He holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of Bonn. Mr Adenäuer is an expert in agricultural sector modelling being one of the developers of the CAPRI and Aglink-Cosimo models. In his doctoral thesis he analysed the impacts of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy for sugar from 2006.
Professor, Kansas State University
Vincent Amanor-Boadu is an agribusiness economics and management professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. He received his PhD from the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. He worked as the Director of Research at the George Morris Centre, and as managing director of AgriFood Innovations, an agri-food technology commercialization company he co-founded. He has served on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Chain and Network Science (JCNS) and the editorial board of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR). His research encompasses entrepreneurship and strategy, inter-organizational relationships and governance, and the enterprise of science, including technology commercialization. In nearly two decades at Kansas State, he has mentored nearly 140 graduate students, acting as a major advisor for nine PhD, 16 MS, and 55 Master of Agribusiness graduates. Vincent serves on a number of corporate boards in the US, Canada, and a couple of African countries. He has also served on the board of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. He says balancing academics with service to industry ensures his ability to bring real-world situations into his classroom and research-driven evidence to boardrooms.
Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. Titus Awokuse is Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (MSU). Prior to joining MSU he was Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. He is an internationally respected scholar who has consulted for various national governments, international development agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade, agricultural and food policy, and applied statistics. Professor Awokuse’s research interests and publications are focused on empirical and policy analyses in the following areas: the growth-enhancing role of international trade and foreign direct investment, poverty reduction effects of changes in global food value chains and policy reforms to market institutions, and food security policy. He has published scholarly research papers in leading professional journals in his field.
Professor Awokuse also made notable contributions to the agricultural and applied economics profession through his leadership roles and service on various committees, advisory boards, and professional associations. He served as journal editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review from 2007 – 2010. He was a former Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) section of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA). He is married and blessed with three children.
Professor, British Columbia
Rick Barichello is a Professor (Food and Resource Economics) at the University of British Columbia, working there since his PhD (University of Chicago). He was Head of the UBC Department of Agricultural Economics 1988 – 1994, and Director of the Center for Southeast Asia Research (UBC Institute of Asian Research) 2007 – 13 and 2016 – 18. He was Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and Visiting Professor at Yale, Stanford, Harvard, University of California-Davis, Leuven (Belgium), and ISEAS in Singapore.
He worked for the Harvard Institute for International Development in Jakarta 1986 – 1988, and subsequently on various development projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, China, Cambodia, Korea, Poland, and Ethiopia. This included farm-level field work focused on agricultural projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Ethiopia.
He was President of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and awarded the designation of Fellow of that Society in 2008. In 2015 he was named to the Executive Committee of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, and elected IATRC Chair for three years, 2016 – 2018.
His research has concerned the economic analysis of public policy, particularly trade and agricultural policies and institutions, Canadian dairy quota markets, and a variety of agricultural development issues, mostly in Southeast Asia. This development work focuses on trade policy, domestic farm policies, world food markets, rural labour markets, agricultural productivity, the evaluation of investment projects, and food security.
Senior Economist at Economic Research Service
Jayson is an Economist in the Agricultural Policy and Models Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division of ERS. He is engaged in a variety of research projects related to policy, including trade, energy and agricultural policy.
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
John Beghin joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019 as a professor and the Mike Yanney Chair in International Trade and Finance in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. John’s teaching, research and outreach programs focus on international agricultural trade and non-tariff barriers. John is a faculty fellow with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at UNL and with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.
Prior to joining UNL, John was a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at NC State University and Iowa State University. Beghin earned his MSc in agricultural economics at NC State and then received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1988. After returning to NC State for 10 years, Beghin went on to Iowa to serve as Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Marlin Cole Professor of international agricultural economics at Iowa State University, from 1998 to 2016. Beghin returned to NC State in January 2017 and served as department head for 2 years.
Throughout his career Beghin has held various appointments, worked as a consultant for various organizations and private clients, and published over 100 articles and book chapters. He is considered an expert in international agriculture and food markets economics. His areas of interest include nontariff measures, trade and the environment, global food security, and policy analysis. His work is widely cited. He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the main professional association of agricultural economists. John is married to Yalem Teshome, a professor of practice at UNL. They have a daughter named Carla, an economist, who lives in Cincinnati, and 2 ferocious labradoodles, Jack and Jill.
Professor Emeritus , Penn State
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
John Bovay is an assistant professor in Food and Agricultural Policy. Much of his work focuses on the economics of regulation, with applications to the topics of food-safety regulation, food labeling (including labeling of genetically engineered food), food waste, and analysis of voting on regulations affecting farms and food. He strives to be actively engaged with agricultural producers, organizations, and commodity groups in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic to ensure that these groups have access to timely economic analysis of relevant policies.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
U.S. International Trade Commission
Dr. Annelies Deuss is an Agricultural Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she leads the work on agricultural trade and manages and conducts economic research on agricultural policy issues. She is the OECD representative for the G‑20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Initiative. Her recent work focuses on public stockholding policies, agricultural export restrictions, marine transportation costs and SPS measures. She also contributes to the annual OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, which provides market projections for major agricultural commodities, and to the Review of Agricultural Policies in India.
Prior to joining OECD, Dr. Deuss was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University and served as an Agricultural Economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Dr. Deuss is a Belgian national. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University (USA), an M.A in Development Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy), a M.Sc in Agricultural Engineering and B.Sc in Bio-engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Charlotte Emlinger is assistant professor at the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. Her research revolves around two main issues: the determinants of trade competitiveness in the agri-food sector and the impact of trade policies on trade patterns. As a member of the Agricultural Trade Center at Virginia Tech, she works on several on the impact of recent trade policy shifts (trade war, phase one agreement…) and non-tariff measures on agricultural and agri-food trade. In her other research projects, she investigates firm’s quality and certification strategy and their impact of export performance. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Charlotte worked for ten years as an economist at CEPII in Paris. She holds a PhD from Montpellier SupAgro in France.
Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor
I am an Agricultural Economist at Agroscope (the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research). My research lies at the intersection of international agricultural trade, food safety standards and agri-food policy. I received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Goettingen Germanyin 2020. Prior to starting my current role, I was a Consultant with the Agriculture and Food Global Practice of the World Bank Group. I was also previously a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Goettingen where I worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use (CBL).
Research Economist, Purdue University
Alla graduated from Purdue in 2006 with Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue as a Research Economist in the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP). The focus of Alla’s work is on global economic policy issues including trade, land-use, and climate change mitigation policies. She undertakes research using GTAP framework and developing new modeling tools.
Munisamy Gopinath (Gopi)
Professor, University of Georgia
Gopinath (Gopi) Munisamy is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Marketing at the University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, USA, where he conducts research and teaching in international markets, trade and agricultural policy. He has published over 100 articles on agricultural trade, policy and economic development. Prior to joining UGA, he was the Director of the Market and Trade Economics Division of USDA’s Economic Research Service (2012−19) and a Professor at Oregon State University (1997−2012). Gopi received a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Dr. Xi He
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University
Dr. Xi is a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. Her major research fields are agricultural economics, trade, and food policy analysis. Xi received her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut in July 2019. She also holds an MSc and a BSc in Economics from Beihang University, China.
Professor, European University Institute
Bernard Hoekman is Professor and Director, Global Economics, at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, where he also serves as the Dean for External Relations. Previous positions include Director of the International Trade Department (2008−13) and Research Manager in the Development Research Group (2001- 08) at the World Bank. He served as an economist in the GATT Secretariat during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations (1988−93).
A CEPR Research Fellow and a senior associate of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab countries, Iran and Turkey, he has been a member of several World Economic Forum Global Future Councils. A graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
His research focuses on trade and development, commercial policy, trade in services, public procurement, design of trade agreements, global governance and the WTO.
Associate Professor, British Columbia
Kristen Hopewell is the Canada Research Chair in Global Policy in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Her research specializes in international trade, global governance, and development, with a focus on emerging powers such as China, India and Brazil. She is the author of Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Breaking the WTO (Stanford University Press, 2016). Her policy analysis has appeared in venues such as The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail and the BBC. She has held visiting fellowships at Peking University in Beijing, the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is currently a Wilson China Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Lee Ann Jackson
Head of the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division
Dr. Lee Ann Jackson is the Head of the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) at the OECD. She joined the OECD in 2020 after 16 years at the WTO where her most recent position was as Counselor of Food and Agricultural Policy Research in the Economic Research and Statistics Division. Dr Jackson manages a team that works to develop and communicate evidence-based advice to governments with the aim of helping them improve the domestic and international performance of their policies for agro-food trade and markets.
She was previously the Secretary to the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture in the Agriculture and Commodities Division where her responsibilities included the implementation and monitoring of WTO rules on agriculture and multilateral agriculture negotiations. Prior to the WTO, Dr. Jackson held various research roles including as a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and a researcher in the Environment Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC.
Dr. Jackson completed her Ph.D. in applied economics at the University of Minnesota; has joint Master’s degrees in public and private management and environmental studies from Yale University.
Keithly Jones supports USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service Office of Global Analysis priority projects as a senior economist and develops and maintains expertise in global policy issues. Prior to his recent appointment at the Foreign Agricultural Service, Keithly was a senior economist at USDA-Economic Research Service. He led the agency’s research examining import and export demand for meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. His research looks at the influence of various factors including exchange rates, quality, inputs, animal disease, cloning, country of origin labeling (COOL), and trade policy on animals and animal products. His principal responsibilities include analysis that provides a perspective of the economic situation and policy environment for meat and livestock trade and he communicates this information to public and private decision-makers. Keithly earned the Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award for Excellence twice in 2 consecutive years — 2011 and 2012. Keithly has completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate program at American University. This program has equipped him with skills in creating a leadership plan for the future, facilitating and team building, leading in the context of a constitutional government, leading organizational change, leading through strategic communication, program goal setting, monitoring and evaluation, and leading effective policy implementation.
Louisiana State University
PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut
Dongin Kim is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. His research interest is international trade and investment policy evaluation. his current research is about foreign direct investment, studying the determinant of bilateral investment patterns, and their impact on the labor market and growth, especially in agriculture and food industries. In addition, he leads an ongoing research project funded by USDA-NIFA-EWD, investigating the impact of global trade shocks on U.S. agriculture.
University of Foggia
Emilia Lamonaca is a research fellow at the University of Foggia (Italy), where she received her doctorate in Innovation and Management of Healthy Food. Since 2021, she has been awarded the National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professor.
Emilia Lamonaca has been a grant holder for the OIV in 2019 and the AXA Research Found in 2020. She has authored more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and is coauthoring with more than thirty colleagues from Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Lebanon.
Her research has been published in top journals such as Journal of Agricultural Economics, Land Use Policy, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Health Policy.
Her main research interests include economics of climate change, determinants of international trade as well as the role of trade policy and economic geography on trade. She has a special interest in applied econometrics and has been focused on the methodological issues of the meta-analysis.
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Sunghun Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University. His research is in the areas of agricultural global value chains, agricultural trade policy and political economy, and agricultural development. His recent studies mainly look at the impacts of agricultural global value chains on structural transformation, employment growth, and international agribusiness outsourcing in both OECD and developing countries. He also investigates the unintentional political outcomes of agricultural trade disputes, the US-China trade war in particular. Dr. Lim holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he also researched at the National Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI)‘s Global Food Supply Chain team.
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Matias is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in global governance, development, human rights, international law and food policy. He has previously held academic positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling, University of Northern British Columbia and Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies. In 2010 – 2011, he was the Cadieux-Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada.
In addition to his academic research, Matias has extensive professional experience in the field of international policymaking and is a former Canadian representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He has also advised the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the Scottish Parliament and consulted for international NGOs and the Brookings Institution.
International Food Policy Research Institute
Will Martin is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Past-President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. Martin’s recent research has focused primarily on the impacts of shocks such as food price changes, COVID-19, and farm programs on poverty and food security. He has also mobilized research teams to examine WTO’s Uruguay Round and Doha Agenda, and China’s accession to WTO. Growing up on an Australian dairy farm when Britain joined Europe showed him the importance of agricultural trade-related issues. He trained in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University and Iowa State University. He began his career at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics, before moving to the Australian National University and the World Bank. He was the World Bank’s Research Manager for Agriculture for six years before joining IFPRI in 2015.
Tais Cristina de Menezes
PhD Candidate, University of San Paulo, Brazil
Taís Cristina de Menezes is a PhD candidate of the Applied Economics Graduate Program at Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (Esalq), University of São Paulo, Brazil. Menezes is also a researcher on the Agricultural Policy team at the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea/Esalq). Menezes’ research is focused on agricultural policies, animal health economics and international trade. Currently, Menezes is a visiting scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University, funded by the Fulbright Commission.
Dr. Andrew Muhammad
Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Dr. Muhammad currently serves on several Advisory Boards, including the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), which provides trade policy counsel to the Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative. He previously served as Associate Director of the Markets and Trade Economics Division at the Economic Research Service in Washington, D.C., an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2016−2018). He also served as Chief of the International Demand and Trade Branch at the Economic Research Service (2013−2016) where he represented the agency on international trade issues.
Professor, Virginia Tech
David Orden is professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on the political economy of agricultural support policies, domestic support issues at the WTO and technical barriers to agricultural trade. He held a joint appointment at the International Food Policy Research Institute during 2003 – 16.
Service Professor, University of Chicago
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago (since 2021). Previously, he was the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, he was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002.
His research specializes in international trade, regional and urban economics, as well as growth and organizational economics. He has published extensively in all the major journals in economics. In 2007, he received the prestigious Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and in 2010, he received the August Lösch Prize and the Geoffrey Hewings Award. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society since 2017 and won the Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize in 2019.
Associate Professor, University of Foggia
Fabio Santeramo is Professor in Economics at the University of Foggia and Research Fellow at the European University Institute. He is PI of two major projects on the links between the Agri-food Sector, Trade and Environmental Policies, and on the effects of Climate Change, Trade and Economic Inequalities. Currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the IATRC, his works focus on agricultural markets, trade and policies, and have been published on top-field Journals.
Professor, University of Guelph
Born and raised in Bangladesh , Rakhal completed his B.Sc. Agr. Econ. and M. Sc. at the Bangladesh Agricultural University then came to Canada for higher studies leading to a Ph. D. Besides academics, he enjoys music, sports and the splendid Canadian outdoors.
Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
Professor Andrew Schmitz is the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Eminent Scholar and Professor of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida; Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley; and Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan.
Joseph S. Shapiro
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph S. Shapiro is Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in Agricultural & Resource Economics and the Department of Economics. He also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Associate at the Energy Institute at Haas. His research agenda focuses on three general questions: (1) How do international trade policy and environmental policy interact? (2) What are the costs, benefits, and incidence of water pollution and other environmental policy? (3) How important are the investments that people make to protect themselves against air pollution and climate change? Shapiro has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and Marshall Scholarship, and funding from the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. He was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Yale. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, Masters degrees from Oxford and LSE, and a BA from Stanford.
Dr. Ian Sheldon
Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy, Ohio State University
Dr. Sheldon’s primary research interests are in analyzing international trade and policy. Recent projects include examination of the interaction between trade and environmental policies; analysis of the effects of exchange rate volatility on international trade flows; examination of the effects of policy on trade in ethanol; and analysis of China’s exchange rate policies. He is currently working on issues related to carbon tariffs, and also the impact of intellectual property rights on US seed exports. Dr. Sheldon has recently completed a term as Chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, and also served as Featured Articles Editor of Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy from 2010 to 2013, and he was elected as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2019.
Dr. Sheldon serves as Ohio State’s Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy. In this role, he oversees the Andersons program, which focuses on research and outreach in the area of international trade and public policy.
Senior Economist in Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)
Sharon Sydow is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE). In OCE, her focus is on providing economic analysis of agricultural trade policies and market developments. She began her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1991 at the Economic Research Service (ERS), where she was hired as the grains and oilseeds analyst for the Soviet Union. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, her research focused on agricultural trade and policy reform in Russia and other former Soviet countries. In 1998, she moved to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to work on multilateral trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, she was named Director for Agricultural Trade Policy in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she worked on a number of bilateral and multilateral agricultural trade issues. After several years of private sector work on agricultural trade issues, she returned to USDA in 2015 to work in OCE. She received her B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, where she also attended the W. Averell Harriman Institute for the Advanced Study of the Soviet Union.
Konstantinos G. Syrengelas is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics of Virginia Tech. He earned his BSc from the Agricultural University of Athens (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development) and his MSc from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research interests concern the impact of animal diseases and adverse weather on agricultural and food trade, the evaluation of economic integration agreements and their functioning as trade volatility absorbers or attenuators, and the consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for characteristics of agricultural and food products. He has published two journal articles.
Professor Emeritus, University of Göttingen
Stefan Tangermann was until end-2008 Director for Trade and Agriculture at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris. He is now professor emeritus at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Before joining the OECD in 2002, Mr Tangermann was a professor of economics and agricultural economics at the universities of Frankfurt/Main and Göttingen. His academic work has concentrated, among other topics, on the need and options for reforming agricultural policies in OECD countries, and on strengthening the rules for agricultural trade, with a particular emphasis on the WTO.
Mr Tangermann is a Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and was President of the Academy from 2012 to 2016. For a long time he was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture in Germany and also a member of the Science Council of Germany. He was awarded the Order of Merit, First Class, by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr Tangermann is a Fellow of the European Association of Agricultural Economists and of the German Agricultural Economics Association. He has advised several governments and international organisations and continues to do so.
Mr Tangermann is a German national. He is married and has four children.
Jinyang is a fifth-year Ph.D candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. He is also pursuing a simultaneous Master’s degree in Data Analysis and Applied Statistics in the Department of Statistics. He is an applied econometrician, with a focus on international trade and food and health economics. His research projects in trade includes evaluating the effects of tariff and non-tariff measures on agricultural trade.
University of Connecticut
Xiting is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. His research interests lie at the intersection of international trade, environmental policy, and economics of social problems. He is particularly interested in evaluating the environmental impacts of trade policies, with a specific focus on Chinese environmental trade policies. Xiting’s current work also assesses the trade impact of the global maritime trade concerning various global supply chain, environmental, and political issues.