Specialisation: International trade and development, agricultural economics, wine economics, WTO, China
Kym Anderson is the George Gollin Professor of Economics, former Executive Director of the Centre for International Economic Studies, and foundation Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, where he has been affiliated since 1984. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the Australian National Unuversity'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 Crawford School of Public Policy. He has spent periods of leave in Korea (1980-81 as Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow in International Economics), the Australian Department of Trade (1983), Stockholm University's Institute for International Economic Studies (1988), the GATT (now WTO) Secretariat in Geneva (1990-92) and, in 2004-07, he was on extended leave at the World Bank’s Development Research Group as Lead Economist (Trade Policy). He is also a Fellow of the American and Australian agricultural economics societies, of the American Association of Wine Economists, and of Europe’s Centre for Economic Policy Research. In 1996 he became the first economist to serve on a series of dispute settlement panels at the World Trade Organization (concerning the EU's banana import regime, 1996-2008), and he also served as an expert witness in the US cotton subsidies case at the WTO (2008-09). He has published more than 300 articles and 30 books.
- Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Washington DC-based International Food Policy Research Institute (Member from 2010-12, Deputy Chair 2013-14)
- Panelist on five WTO Dispute Settlement Panels, and expert witness on another, 1996-2008
- Member of several advisory panels for Australia's Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including for the country's first White Paper on Foreign and Trade Policies (1997)
- President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 1996
- Trade Policy Consultant to the World Bank, United Nations, OECD, and numerous developing country governments
- Convenor of a 4-year program of post-graduate training for Chinese Trade officials, 1996-99
- President, international Policy Advisory Council, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, from 2014
- Commissioner, Commission on International Agricultural Research, ACIAR, 2011-14.
Appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), June 2015
Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Economics by the University of Adelaide, May 2014
Recipient of the 2014 OIV Prize from the Paris-based Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (Int’l Organization of Vine and Wine), for the book on Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where.
Recipient (with Gordon Rausser and Johann Swinnen) of the 2013 European Association of Agricultural Economists’ Quality of Policy Contribution Award, for our 2013 Journal of Economic Literature article on the Political Economy of Public Policies.
Recipient (with J.L. Croser) of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society’s 2012 Quality of Research Communication Prize, for a series of four 2010-11 journal articles.
Recipient of the 2010 Quality of Research Discovery Prize of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, and the 2010 Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis of the (US) Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, for research on global agricultural distortions.
Recipient (with Will Martin) of the American Agricultural Economic Association’s 2006 Quality of Communications Prize, and of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society’s 2007 Quality of Research Discovery Prize, for our 2006 edited volume and subsequent journal articles on Agricultural Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda.
Recipient of the 2003 Liquid Assets Prize (awarded by Liquid Asset’s CEO and former AEA President and Editor of the AER, Orley Ashenfelter of Princeton University), for leadership in economic research on global wine markets.
Co-recipient (with Rod Tyers) of the University of Minnesota's prize for an article on international trade policy, 1989.
Co-recipient (with Rod Tyers) of ANU's J.G. Crawford Prize for an article on Japanese agricultural policy, 1988.
Co-recipient (with Yujiro Hayami) of the Tohata Memorial Award in 1987, provided by Japan's National Institute for Research Advancement, for our book The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection.
First recipient of the Sir John Crawford Exchange Award for an Australian economist to visit Asia to promote collaborative research, 1987.
Email: kym.anderson [at] adelaide.edu.au
Work Phone: 08 8313 4712