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Future of Food Costs and Supply Change Issues
Panel Discussion with:
Joseph Glauber, senior research fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Megan Greene, senior fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School

Máximo Torero, chief economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Moderator: Stephen Redding, Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics, Princeton University

This talk is hosted by The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies

Sep 16, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Joseph Glauber
Senior Research Fellow @International Food Policy Research Institute
Joe Glauber is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Prior to joining IFPRI, Glauber spent over 30 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture including as Chief Economist from 2008 to 2014. As Chief Economist, he was responsible for the Department’s agricultural forecasts and projections, oversaw climate, energy and regulatory issues, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. From 2007-2009, Glauber was the Special Doha Agricultural Envoy at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, He is the author of numerous studies on crop insurance, disaster policy and U.S. farm policy. Dr. Glauber received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin and holds an A.B. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Megan Greene
Senior Fellow @Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School
Megan currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, where she is working on a book examining the gaps between theory and reality in economics today and how they prevent us from addressing inequality. She is also the first Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Fellow in International Economics at Chatham House. She has a biweekly column in the Financial Times on global macroeconomics. She serves on the boards of the National Association for Business Economists, the Parliamentary Budget Office in Ireland, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and Econofact. Megan was previously Global Chief Economist at John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management, founder and Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence, head of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics, and the euro crisis expert at the Economist Intelligence Unit. She holds a B.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. from Oxford.
Máximo Torero
Chief Economist @Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Maximo Torero is the chief economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Before joining FAO in 2019, he served at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. as the executive director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Between 2006 – 2016, he led the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute also in Washington. He is a professor at the University of the Pacific, Peru (on leave) and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany. He has published more than 40 articles analyzing poverty, inequality and behavioral economics and is the author of 14 books, including "Food Price Volatility and its Implications for Food Security." His work has been cited in numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Economist and The NY Times. He has a Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. from University of of the Pacific in Peru.
Stephen Redding
Co-Director, Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies @Princeton University
Steve is the co-director of the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics and School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is the director of the International Trade and Investment Program of the NBER, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR. Prior to joining Princeton , he was a Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics and the Yale School of Management. His research interests include international trade, economic geography, and productivity growth. Recent work has been concerned with heterogeneous firms, multi-product firms, the distributional consequences of globalization, and transport infrastructure improvements. Redding received his D.Phil. in Economics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford and his First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.