Organizers

Harry de Gorter

Harry de Gorter is Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA. His research focus is on agricultural trade policy and much of his recent work has been on biofuels and agricultural trade reform and the Doha Development Agenda, especially the impact of subsidies and protection on developing countries.

David Zilberman

David Zilberman is a Professor and holds the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Zilberman’s areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, marketing, risk management, the economics of innovation, natural resources, water, biotechnology, and biofuels. He is the Co-founder of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium and the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research. He established the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at Berkeley and the Berkeley Master’s of Development Practice.

Sara Savastano

Sara Savastano is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy. She is Board member of CEIS-Tor Vergata and Secretary General of ICABR (International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research) . After working at the Development Research Group of the World Bank, from 2001 to 2005, Sara served as Economist in the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. 

Her research covers several topics in development economics and rural development and agriculture, and in particular agriculture efficiency and productivity analysis.

She is part of international projects targeted on agriculture and policies issues in developing countries in collaboration with important international organizations.

Dusan Drabik

Dusan Drabik is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and Research Associate at LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, University of Leuven, Belgium. In his recent work, Dusan has analyzed the market and environmental effects of alternative biofuel policies in the United States, the European Union and developing countries