Johan Swinnen holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is a Professor at the University of Leuven, Director of the LICOS-Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. He was Lead Economist at the World Bank and Economic Advisor at the European Commission. He was the keynote speaker at several IAAE Conferences, chair of the AAEA International Section, chair of the EAAE Congress Program Committee, on the IATRC Programme Committee, associate editor of Agricultural Economics, AJAE, ERAE, and guest editor of several journals. He published extensively in the leading journals. Among his latest books are “Political Power and Economic Policy”, “Global Supply Chains, Standards, and the Poor”, “From Marx and Mao to the Market”. He was elected Fellow of the European Association of Agricultural Economists.
University of Leuven; LICOS-Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance; Centre for European Policy Studies
Professor; Director; Senior Research Fellow