Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Date of birth
January 6, 1962

Place of birth
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Undergraduate studies

  • B.Sc. MacDonald College of McGill University, Major in Agricultural Economics (1984)
  • M.Sc. University of Manitoba, Major in Agricultural Economics (1986)



Graduate studies
Institute of Econometrics at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. Doctor of the Agricultural Economics, speciality in Economics and Social Sciences of the cultivation (1992)

Habilitation
Institute of Econometrics at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. Doc. habil. in the sucjects Econometrics and Applied Econometrics (1998)

Other activities

  • Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
  • Distinguished Foreign Professor Nanjing Agricultural University (2014-2018)
  • Member of the Policy Expert Committee (PEC) of the International School of Economics, Tbilisi State University (ISET), Georgia
  • Guest Professor of the University of Talca, Chile (2013-2015)
  • Member of the "Centre of Biodiversity and sustainable Land Use"
  • Member of the Editorial Board „Economics and Entrepreneurship“ of the Kiev National Economics Univerisity
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Ukrainian journal "The economy of the AIC", Kiev
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics"
  • Member of the Zentrum für Statistik, University of Göttingen
  • Member of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE) editorial board
  • Faculty Representative for International Matters, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Göttingen University
  • Principal Investigator of the post graduate programme 1644: "Skalenprobleme in der Statistik"
  • Principal Investigator of the post graduate programme 1666: "GlobalFood"



Other interests
Rugby, Thomas Tallis, gardening, the "Ranch" in Canada