Dr. Amjad Masood was a GlobalFood member from 2011-2014. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Amjad Masood


Since 06/2011: Research Associate
RTG1666 GlobalFood Subproject A3 : Standards and international trade flows

Research Interests

International trade policy, WTO regulations and private standards, Economic development and growth


  • 10/2007 – 09/2009: M.Sc. Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
  • 09/2001 – 08/2005: B.Sc. (Honors) Agricultural Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 09/1998 – 07/2001: F.Sc., Kh. Fareed College, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, Session: 1999-2001.
  • 09/1996 – 07/1998: Matriculation, Government High School, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, Session: 1988-1998.

Work Experience

  • 02/2009 – 03/2009: Study project “High Value Crops for Rural Livelihood” in Purwokerto District, Central Java, Indonesia; jointly funded by DAAD and Humboldt University of Berlin.
  • 04/2007 – 07/2007: Internship in the Department of Agricultural Extension, Government of Punjab, Pakistan; funded by Government of Punjab, Pakistan.
  • 04/2005 – 06/2005: Internship in the Monitoring Evolution and Research (MER) section of National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), for the evaluation of the project “Sugarcane Productivity Enhancement Project”; funded by NRSP, Pakistan.

Scholarship Awards

  • HEC-DAAD Scholarship for PhD in Germany
  • HEC-DAAD Scholarship for MSc in Germany
  • Cultural Exchange Scholarship for M Phil leading to PhD in China (declined)


English (fluent), Urdu (native), Punjabi (mother tongue), Hindi (fluent but spoken and listening only), Saraiki (intermediate), German (basic)


Painting, Cricket


  • Fiankor, D.D.D., I. Flachsbarth, A. Masood, B. Brümmer (2020). Does GlobalGAP certification promote agrifood exports? European Review of Agricultural Economics 47(1), 247-272.
  • Masood, A. (2014). GlobalGAP certification and international trade flows. PhD thesis, Faculty of
    Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen.
  • Masood, A., B. Brümmer (2014). Impact of GlobalGAP certification on EU banana imports: A gravity
    modeling approach. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 49. www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.
  • Masood, A., B. Brümmer (2014). Determinants of worldwide diffusion of GlobalGAP certification.
    GlobalFood Discussion Paper 48. www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.