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Professional Positions

  • Since 2007: Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development,Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany


  • 2004-2007: Professor of International Agricultural Trade and Food Security, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany


  • 2003-2004: Senior Researcher and Team Leader, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany


  • 2001-2003: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA


  • 1997-2000: Research Associate/Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany


  • 1996-1997: Research Associate, Institute of Food Economics, University of Kiel, Germany



Academic Degrees

  • Habilitation in Agricultural and Development Economics, University of Bonn (2003)


  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Bonn (2000)


  • MSc in Agricultural Economics, University of Kiel (1996)


  • BSc in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bonn (1992)



Main Research Areas

  • Economics of Biotechnology and Agricultural Research Systems


  • Economics of Food Security and Poverty


  • Nutrition and Health Economics


  • Modern Food Supply Chains in Developing Countries


  • Agricultural Markets and Policies in Developing Countries



Selected Awards and Honors

  • Excellence Award 2011 for Policy-Oriented Development Research of the German Development Bank (KfW)


  • Grand International DLG-Prize for Scientific Achievements of the German Agricultural Society (DLG), 2010


  • Outstanding Review of Agricultural Economics Article Award 2007 of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)


  • Emmy Noether-Grantee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2001-2005)


  • Josef G. Knoll-Science-Award 2000 of the Eiselen Foundation


  • Nils Westermarck-Award 2003 of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)



Other Selected Academic Roles and Appointments

  • Elected Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences (since 2011)


  • Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (since 2010)


  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (since 2010)


  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (since 2009)


  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) (since 2008)


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Africa Harvest Biotech International Foundation (since 2008)


  • Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) Project (Funded by the Gates Foundation) (2006-2009)


  • Member of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board (since 2006)


  • Associate Editor of the Journal “Agricultural Economics” (2007-2012)


  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Food Policy” (since 2007)




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MQaim

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

Raum: 1919
Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5
D-37073 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 (0) 551 / 39-4806
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mqaim(at)uni-goettingen.de