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Ray A. Goldberg

  • Moffett Professor of Agriculture & Business, Harvard Business School, Emeritus
  • Professor for Food Policy Course at the Kennedy School of Government, 1997–present
  • Honorary Professor and a Member of the Royal Agriculture College of England and Wales, 1996–present
  • Coordinator of the University-wide Seminar, Private and Public, Scientific, Academic, and Consumer Food Policy Committee (PAPSAC), 1994–present
  • Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business, and Head of the Agribusiness Program, Harvard Business School, 1970-1997
  • Associate Professor, 1966-1970
  • Assistant Professor, 1960-1966
  • Assistant Professor 1955-57
  • PhD University of Minnesota, 1952
  • MBA Harvard Business School, 1950
  • AB Cum Laude Harvard College, 1948
  • V.I. Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Vaskhnil), Foreign Member, 1988
  • Founding Member and First President (IAMA) International Agribusiness Management
    Association, 1990-92
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Applied & Agricultural Economics,
    University of Minnesota, 1992
  • Honorary Doctorate of Political Science, University of Buenos Aires Argentina, 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration,
  • Fellow, International Agribusiness Management Association, 2004

Ray Goldberg has contributed to agricultural economics through his pathbreaking works of A Concept of Agribusiness, co-authored with John Davis and his authorship of Agribusiness Co-ordination--A Systems Approach To The Wheat, Soybean, and Florida Orange Economies. Having grown up in the depression years in his home state of North Dakota, he recognized early-on that what people received for producing food and what people paid for consuming food were political as well as economic issues. The global food system is the largest quasi-public utility in the world. To analyze this system required a multi-disciplined, multi-functional approach. He has collaborated with faculty leaders from the Medical School, School of Public Health, Government, Economics, Biochemistry Departments and Harvard Business School, as well as visiting faculty and government leaders in developing his authoring, co-authorship, or editorship of 23 books, 110 articles and over 1000 case studies. He acts as the Coordinator of Harvard’s Food Policy Group (PAPSAC) which brings together scientists, educators, business and farm leaders, governmental authorities and consumer advocates to assist the food system in evaluating the various impacts of technological change on nutritional, environmental, economic development and safety concerns.