Philip Pardey is professor of science and technology policy in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and director of the International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) center. Previously he was a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC where he led the institute's Science and Technology Policy Program, and prior to 1994 at the International Service for National Agricultural Research in The Hague, Netherlands.
He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, Australia, and obtained a doctoral degree in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
His research deals with the finance and conduct of R&D globally, methods for assessing the economic impacts of research, and the economic and policy (especially intellectual property) aspects of genetic resources and the biosciences. Philip is a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.