Full Name
David Blandford
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Penn State University
Speaker Bio
David Blandford is professor emeritus of agricultural and environmental economics at the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the faculty at Penn State, he was a head of division in the Directorate for Trade and Agriculture at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University.

Blandford’s academic career has spanned a number of areas, including international trade and trade policy, agricultural and environmental policy, rural development policy, and food systems analysis. In addition to academic publications, he has authored a range of papers on agricultural policy and international trade issues for inter-governmental organizations such as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the OECD and the World Bank, and for non-governmental organizations such as the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development.

His recently published books include WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade (with David Orden and Tim Josling); Global Challenges for Future Food and Agricultural Policies (with Katharine Hassapoyannes); Economics of the Food System (with James Dunn and Alan Webb); and Current Issues in Agricultural and Trade Policy (with Stefan Tangermann).

Blandford served as the chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium and is a long-term member of the Agricultural Economics Society (UK). He received its Prize Essay award in 1972, was President of the Society from 2010-11, and was a recipient of an award for outstanding contribution to public policy, industry and society in 2015. He is currently a co-editor of the journal EuroChoices published by the Society.
David Blandford