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Keynote Speakers

Francisco H.G. Ferreira

is the Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank. He has published widely in the fields of poverty, inequality, and the political economy of development, with a focus on Latin America.

Jörg Hacker

was Professor and Head of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology at the University of Würzburg, as well as President of the Robert Koch-Institute in Berlin. Since 2010 he is President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Heike Harmgart

is a Principal Economist and Head of the Food Security Initiative at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She is conducting research on competition, innovation and growth in transition economics, among others.

David Orden

is professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and senior research fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His research topics include agricultural policy and international trade.

Arvind Panagariya

is Professor for Economics and Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. He has published widely in the field of international trade, and is especially interested in the emerging Indian economy.

Klaus-Dieter Schumacher

is Corporate Leader of the Economics, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Division at the Nordzucker Group. He is an expert for the agricultural commodity markets.

Scott Rozelle

is Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. His research focuses on China and is concerned with agricultural policy, the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions as well as poverty and inequality.



Andrei A. Yakovlev

is Vice Rector of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies. His research interests include the analysis of economic policies and entrepreneurial behavior, focusing on Russia.


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