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Stefan Tangermann was until end-2008 Director for Trade and Agriculture at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris. He is now a retired professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Before joining the OECD in 2002, Mr Tangermann was a professor of economics and agricultural economics at the universities of Frankfurt/Main and Göttingen. His academic work has concentrated, among other topics, on the need and options for reforming agricultural policies in OECD countries, and on strengthening the rules for agricultural trade, with a particular emphasis on the WTO.

Mr Tangermann has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture in Germany. He also was a member of the Science Council of Germany. He is a Member of the Academy of Science at Göttingen. He was awarded the Order of Merit, First Class, by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is Fellow of the European Association of Agricultural Economists. He has advised several governments and international organisations.

Mr Tangermann is a German national. He is married and has four children.

Selected Publications

Dhar, B., Simon Evenett, Guoqiang Long, Andre Meloni Nassar, Stefan Tangermann and Alberto Trejos (2009), Disavowing protectionism: a strengthened G20 standstill and surveillance. In: R. Baldwin and S. Evenett (eds.), The collapse of global trade, murky protectionism, and the crisis: Recommendations for the G20. A publication.
Josling,T., S. Tangermann and T.K. Warley, Agriculture in the GATT. Houndmills, London, and New York, 1996.
Koester, U. und S. Tangermann, Alternativen der Agrarpolitik. Eine Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten. Landwirtschaft - Angewandte Wissenschaft, Heft 182, Hiltrup 1976.
Sumner, D., and S. Tangermann (2002), International Trade Policy and Negotiations. In: B. Gardner and G. Rausser (eds.), Handbook of Agricultural Economics. Volume 2B, Agricultural and Food Policy. Amsterdam etc.: Elsevier.
Tangermann, S (1991), A bond scheme for supporting farm incomes. In: Marsh, J., B. Green, B. Kearney, L. Mahe, S. Tangermann and S. Tarditi, The Changing Role of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Future of Farming in Europe. London and New York, 1991, pp. 95-96.
Tangermann, S. (2001), L’Accord sur l’Agriculture de l’Uruguay Round – Functionne-t-il? "Economie internationale", Vol. 87, pp. 15-44.
Tangermann, S. (2001): Hunger und Überfluß: Wie sicher ist die Welternährung? Bursfelder Universitätsreden 18. Göttingen 2001.
Tangermann, S. (2002), Agriculture on the Way to Firm International Trading Rules. In: Daniel L.M. Kennedy and James D. Southwick (eds.), The Political Economy of International Trade Law. Essays in Honor of Robert E. Hudec. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Tangermann, S. (2002): The Future of Preferential Trade Arrangements for Developing Countries and the Current Round of WTO Negotiations on Agriculture. Rome: FAO.
Tangermann, S. (2004), Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 10 Years After the Uruguay Round: How Much Progress? In: G. Anania, M.E.Bohman, C.A. Carter and A.F. McCalla (eds.), Agricultural Policy Reform and the WTO – Where Are We Heading? Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar.
Tangermann, S. (2005), How to Forge a Compromise in the Agriculture Negotiations. In: E.-U. Petersmann (ed.), Reforming the World Trading System. Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Tangermann, S. (2005), Is the Concept of the Producer Support Estimate in Need of Revision? “OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers No. 1”. OECD, Paris.
Tangermann, S. (2005), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Area Agricultural Policies and the Interests of Developing Countries. "American Journal of Agricultural Economics", Vol 87, pp. 1128-1144.
Tangermann, S. and M. Banse (eds.)(2000), Central and Eastern European Agriculture in an Expanding European Union. Wallingford, New York: CABI.
Tangermann, S. and T. Josling (1999), Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and Developments for the Next Round of Negotiations. "European Review of Agricultural Economics". Vol. 26 (3), August 1999, pp. 371-388.
Tangermann, S. and W.D. Coleman, (1999), The 1992 CAP Reform, the Uruguay Round and the Commission. „Journal of Common Market Studies“, vol. 37 (1999), no. 3, pp. 385-405.
Weise, C., M. Banse, W. Bode, B. Lippert, F. Nölle, S. Tangermann (2002), Die Finanzierung der Osterweiterung der EU. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. Deutsche Kurzfassung in: DIW, Wochenbericht 36/2001, S. 553-561.


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