Per Pinstrup-Andersen is 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 past Chairman of the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA).
He has a B.S. from Copenhagen University, a M.S. and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, and India. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Agricultural Economics Association. He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General 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 research and communications awards. He teaches and advises graduate and undergraduate students on globalization and poverty and a social entrepreneurship approach to government policy for the global food system. His research includes economic analyses of food and nutrition policy, globalization and poverty, agricultural development and research and technology policy. Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen’s publications include more than 400 books, refereed journal articles, papers and book chapters, including recent books on Ethics, Hunger and Globalization, Agricultural Trade Liberalization, Food Policy for Developing Countries and the African Food System and its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition.