Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1988
    Studies of Nutritional Science, specialisation in Food Economics, Giessen University

  • 1988 – 1994
    Doctoral studies, Giessen University

  • 1993
    PhD, Giessen University

  • 1994 – 1998
    German Research Foundation (DFG) Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) fellowship, Giessen University and Frankfurt University, Germany

  • 1994 – 1995
    Visiting Fellow, Purdue University, USA

  • 1998
    Postdoc, University of Adelaide, Australia

  • 1999 – 2009
    Director of the Institute of Market Analysis and Agricultural Trade Policy, vTI, Braunschweig, Germany

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Giessen University

  • since 2009
    W3 Professor of International Agricultural Trade and Food Security, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2012 – 2014
    Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), 2014-2020

  • Member of the Advisory Board, Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Purdue University, USA, since 1999

  • Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (Acatech), since 2018

  • Member of the Academic Advisory Council (AAC) of the University of Heidelberg, since 2020

  • Member of German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board 207: Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, 2008 – 2016

  • Member of the Senate Evaluation Committee (SAE) of the Leibniz Association, 2001 – 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), 2010 – 2016

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