Xian Xin is Deputy Dean and Professor of the College of Economics and Management of China Agricultural University in Beijing. He is also Deputy Secretary-General of the Center for Rural Development Policy (CRDP) of China. He visited the University of Sydney as senior visiting professor and worked as post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Economics of the University of Western Ontario. His current research interests include international trade, agricultural economics, and rural development. He is the author of over 30 articles in the journals like the World Economy, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of World Trade, Economic Modelling, NBER working paper series, and China’s leading journals in agricultural economics.
Dr. Fu Qin is Professor and Director General at the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He has been a senior visiting scholar in Auburn University of the USA during 1998 and 1999, and has been the professor and dean at the college of economics and management in CAU from 2001 to 2003. He has led a number of national and international research projects. His major research areas are agricultural production economics, agrotechnical economics, and policy analysis of agricultural economics. He is the author of 15 books and more than 120 articles have been published. He also serves on some domestic committees, consultative groups and associations in the field of agricultural economics and policies.
Dr Kevin Chen is currently Senior Research Fellow and China Program Leader with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Beijing, China. He is also an Executive Director, International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (ICARD), a joint center set up by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science and IFPRI. Before joining the IFPRI in 2009, Dr. Chen was a Field Director for China Canada Small Farmer Adapting to Global Markets Project, funded by Canadian International Development Agency. From 1995 to 2004, he taught agricultural economics and agribusiness at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Chen also served as a co-editor for Canadian journal of Agricultural Economics during 2004-05.
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Shabd S. Acharya was born in India and received his PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has been Honorary Professor at the Institute of Development Studies since 2004. He is President of the Agricultural Economics Research Association of India and has been past President of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics and the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing. Shabd S. Acharya is also Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing.
Allan Rae has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of New England, Australia. He is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Economics and Policy Studies, Massey University, NZ. His research interests include CGE modelling, agricultural trade policies and reforms, Asia-Pacific agriculture, trade and the environment. He has done consulting for ADB, OECD, FAO, World Bank and ESCAP.
Anthony Rayner has been Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham since 2000. He received a first class BA from the University of Cambridge before receiving a MA with distinction and PhD at the University of Manchester. He has co-authored and edited a number of books including Agricultural Policy in Western Europe and the United States (1999) and journals include American Journal of Agricultural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Development, Journal of Political Economy and Review of Economics and Statistics.
Shida Henneberry is a professor of international agricultural trade policy in the Department of Agricultural Economics. She is the author of 50 refereed journal articles and many other publications in the areas of international trade and development. During her tenure at OSU, Shida has been recognized by many OSU and national awards; including the OSU International Faculty and the Merrick Foundation Teaching Awards as well as the Outstanding Advisor and teaching awards given by the OSU Aggie-X Club. Shida Henneberry has been recognized as an OSU Celebrity for Faculty Excellence at Oklahoma State University and has won the Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Teaching Award. She has also been recognized as the Outstanding Oklahoma Educator by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Dr. Pei Xu completed her M.S. degree in applied economics in Alaska in 2004. In August 2007, she earned her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, specializing in agricultural marketing and agribusiness management. In her dissertation research, Dr. Xu employed an econometric framework to measure the effectiveness of producer-to-producer word-of-mouth marketing strategies. Dr. Xu currently teaches at the State University of New York at Morrisville and works with 9 premium cheese producers to investigate Chinese consumers’ taste preferences and willingness-to-pay for New York produced artisan cheese. She also collaborates with professors in China to examine how perceived food-related risks influence Chinese consumers’ milk consumption.