Prof. Kym Anderson
Prof. Kym Anderson
Kym Anderson is George Gollin Professor Emeritus in the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide (where he has been affiliated since 1984) and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy (where he was a Research Fellow 1977-83 and a part-time Professor of Economics 2012-18). In two periods of extended leave he served as deputy head of economic research at the GATT (now World Trade Organization) Secretariat in Geneva (1990-92) and as Lead Economist (Trade Policy) at the World Bank in Washington DC (2004-07). He became the first economist to serve on a series of dispute settlement panels at the World Trade Organization (1996-2008). During 2000-05 he was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Australia’s Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, and during 2010-17 he served on the Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC), chairing it from 2015. He has also served the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research on its Commission for International Agricultural Research, 2011-14 and as President of its international Policy Advisory Council since 2014. In May 2009 he took part in a study week on Transgenic Plants for Food Security in the Context of Development, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican, Rome.
Since doctoral studies at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, he has published more than 400 articles and 40 books. His books include The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection (with Yujiro Hayami, 1986), Disarray in World Food Markets (with Rod Tyers, 1992), Agricultural Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda (with Will Martin, 2006), a set of 4 regional and 3 global books on Distortions to Agricultural Incentives (2008-10), Measuring WTO’s Contributions to Global Economic Welfare (2014), Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms and Global Food Security (2016), Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History (with Vicente Pinilla, 2018), and World Scientific Reference on Asia-Pacific Trade Policies (2020).
He is a Research Fellow at Europe’s London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research, an Honorary Life Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, a Fellow of the (American) Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, a Fellow of the American Association of Wine Economists, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide, and is a Distinuished Alumnus of the University of New England. In 2015 he became a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).