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Philip Pardey

  • Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2002 to present
  • Director, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) center, University of Minnesota, 2004 to present
  • Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C. 1999-2002; Research Fellow, 1994-1998
  • Senior Research Officer, International Service for National Agricultural Research, The Hague, 1990-1994; Research Officer, 1986-1989; Research Fellow, 1985-1986
  • Ph.D. 1986 University of Minnesota
  • M.Ag.Sc. (Economics) 1979; B.Ec. 1979; B.Ag.Sc. 1975, University of Adelaide
  • AAEA Quality of Communication, 2004; (honourable mention), 1996
  • Crop Science Society of America, Outstanding Paper, 2002
  • AAEA Distinguished Policy Contribution, 2001
  • WAEA Outstanding Published Research, 2001
  • AAEA Quality of Research Discovery (honourable mention), 1996
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1995-1997
  • Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003-present
  • Senior Affiliate, Center for International Economic Studies, University of Adelaide, 2002-present
  • System-wide Genetic Resource Programme of the CGIAR, 1996-2002

Philip Pardey has substantially improved our understanding of the role of science and technology in fostering long-term economic growth and development. With early studies in agricultural science in Australia and a PhD in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota as a foundation, he spent almost two decades in the CGIAR; first at the International Service for National Agricultural Research in The Hague, Netherlands from 1984-1994, then from 1994-2002 at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C. In 2002 he was appointed Professor of Science and Technology Policy in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, and in 2004 founded the University’s International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) center, which he continues to direct. Philip has made genuinely original contributions to the theoretical and empirical literature on the economics of agricultural science and technology and related policy areas in an evolving, cumulative, and comprehensive way. He has developed extensive new data bases on agricultural inputs, outputs, and productivity, and is an important institution builder in his roles as program leader, in the development of global data bases on agricultural research investments and institutions (as well as institutional structures for maintaining these data), as an organizer of major conferences, a teacher, and a policy advisor.