Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

Professional Positions

  • Since 10/2021 Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF)
    University of Bonn, Germany,
    See

    • 2007-09/2021 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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