E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.
PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin. Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Responsible for the Department of Agriculture’s agricultural forecasts and projections and for advising the Secretary of Agriculture on economic implications of alternative programs, regulations, and legislative proposals. Former: Special Doha Agricultural Envoy and chief agricultural negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Economic adviser, Blair House agreements leading to the completion of the Uruguay Round negotiations. Author of numerous studies on crop insurance, disaster policy and U.S. farm policy.