Prof Kym Anderson


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Economic development and international trade, and the economies of agriculture, food and beverages.


B.Ag.Ec(Hons) UNE, M.Ec. Adel, MA Chicago, MA, PhD Stanford


Kym Anderson is George Gollin Professor Emeritus of Economics, foundation Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre, and formerly foundation Executive Director of the Centre for International Economic Studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he has been affiliated since 1984. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (1977-83), following doctoral studies at the University of Chicago and Stanford University (1974-77); and in 2012 he rejoined ANU part-time as a Professor of Economics in its Arndt-Corden Dept of Economics in the Crawford School of Public Policy (and, since April 2018, Honorary Professor). He was on extended leave at the Economic Research division of the GATT (now WTO) Secretariat in Geneva during 1990-92 and at the World Bank’s Development Research Group in Washington DC as Lead Economist (Trade Policy) during 2004-07. He is a Fellow of the AAEA, AARES, AAWE, ASSA, ESA and CEPR. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Washington DC-based International Food Policy Research Institute 2010-17 (including as Chair from 2014) and as President of the Policy Advisory Council of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (2014-20), and from 2020 is serving as Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology. He has published more than 400 articles and 40 books, including The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection (with Yujiro Hayami), Disarray in World Food Markets (with Rod Tyers), Agricultural Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda (with Will Martin), The World’s Wine Markets: Globalization at Work and, during 2008-10, a set of 4 regional and 3 global books on Distortions to Agricultural Incentives. His latest edited volumes are on Measuring WTO’s Contributions to Global Economic Welfare; Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms and Global Food Security; The International Economics of Wine; Kazakhstan: Accelerating Economic Diversification; World Scientific References on Asia-Pacific Trade Policies; and (with Vicente Pinilla) Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History. His publications have received a number of AAEA, AARES and EAAE awards, including the AAEA’s 2010 Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis. He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England. In 2015 he became a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

Expertise Areas

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Economic History
  • International Economics and International Finance


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