Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

Professional Positions

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

  • Sustainable Food Systems and Food Security


  • Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture


  • Transformation of Agri-Food Systems


  • Economics of Biotechnology and Agricultural Research Systems


  • Sustainable Land Use



Selected Awards and Honors

  • Elected AAEA Fellow, American Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, 2019


  • Elected Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2018


  • Elected Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, 2011


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


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


  • Outstanding Article Award, American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), 2007


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


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


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



Other Selected Academic Roles and Appointments

  • Lead Expert Group, Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, (since 2018)


  • Board of Directors, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) (since 2018)


  • Associate Editor, “American Journal of Agricultural Economics” (since 2018)


  • Editorial Committee, Annual Review of Resource Economics (since 2015)


  • Standing Committee on Life Sciences, Leopoldina, German National Academy of Sciences (since 2015)


  • Steering Committee, German Agricultural Society (DLG) (2014-2017)


  • 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)


  • Scientific Advisory Board, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (2009-2019)


  • Board of Trustees, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) (2009-2014)


  • Board of Directors, Africa Harvest Biotech International Foundation (2009-2014)


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


  • Golden Rice Humanitarian Board (since 2006)


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




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