Philip Pardey


Philip G. Pardey is professor of science and technology policy in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Director of Global Research Strategy for the College of Food Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and directs the University’s 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.

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Professor Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota: Visiting academic report


Philip Pardey and Yuan Chai visit China Agriculture University. Philip Pardey presents "Re-assessing the Global Food Challenge Ahead" and Yuan Chai presents "Crop Risk Management: The Role of R&D Investment & Crop Insurance."

Stripe Rust Adapting to Aus Heat

July, 2014
Source: Stock & Land

"Greater areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates."

Devastating Wheat Disease Needs More Research Investment

February, 2014
Source: ABC News (Australia)

Audio Interview: More Investment in Wheat Stripe Rust R&D Needed

"Professor Pardey will present the findings of The Global Occurrence and Economic Consequences of Stripe Rust in Wheat at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat and Food Security next month in Mexico."

U.S. Public Agricultural R&D in the 21st Century: Losing Ground?

November, 2013
Source: Farm Foundation Ag Challenge 2050

Much of the growth in U.S. farm output is attributable to the know-how, scientific and technological impacts resulting from sustained and significant investments in public agricultural R&D and the public institutions that carried out that research. These processes are slow and subtle and often underappreciated, but the productivity consequences of public investments in R&D have been large and the economic payoff has been remarkable.

The Future of Innovation in Tropical Agriculture: Opportunities and Responsibilities for the Brazilian Agricultural Innovation Sector

Sep 10, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013
Convened by: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Location: Brasília, Brazil