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Mark W. Rosegrant

  • Quality of Communications Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2004.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003.
  • Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C., 2003-present.
  • Senior Research Fellow, 1991-2003.
  • Research Fellow, 1980-1991.
  • Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2002.
  • Best Paper Award, International Water Resources Association, 2002; Quality of Communications Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, Honorable Mention, 2000.
  • Economist, Integrated Agricultural Production and Marketing Project, Ministry of Agriculture, Philippines, 1978-1980.
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Public Policy Studies (Economics and Political Science), 1978.
  • M.P.P., University of Michigan, Public Policy Studies, 1974.
  • Magna Cum Laude, Beloit College, 1972.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1972.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, 1972.

Mark W. Rosegrant is a leading researcher in agricultural development. His areas of research have been wide-ranging but have focused primarily on agricultural development policy, global food supply and demand, and water resources policy. His work on agricultural development policy has included credit and fertilizer policy, risk, irrigation policy, agricultural diversification, and sources of productivity growth in developing country agriculture. Mark has made a major contribution in modeling the prospects and policy implications of global food supply and demand and the impact of water resource supply and demand on food security. Finally, Mark has published widely on water resource policy, including tradable water rights and economic incentives for water allocation in developing countries.

He received his Ph.D. and M.P.P in public policy (economics and political science) from the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College. Since 1980, he has been with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., first as a Research Fellow, then a Senior Research Fellow, and for the past three years as Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division. Mark's published research has received numerous awards, is widely cited in the literature, and is used extensively by development institutions and policymakers in developing countries.Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, Government, 1972.