John Williams Mellor

Wihuri International Prize 1985

John Williams Mellor
Agricultural economics

Born 28 December 1928 in Paris, France

Assistant Professor, Cornell University,
Department of Agricultural Economics, 1954–1958
Associate Professor, Cornell University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Asian Studies, 1958–1965, Professor 1965–1977
Associate Director, Cornell University Center for International Studies, 1961–1966, Acting Director 1964–1965
Director of The Program on Comparative Economic Development, Cornell University, 1973–1977
Chief Economist, Agency for International Development, Washington D.C., 1976–1977
Directo of International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., 1977–1990
Research Fellow 1990

Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow of American Agricultural Economics Association
Member of Board of Directors of the International Fund for Agricultural Research, 1990

Publications

  • numerous books, research reports and articles considering the food problems especially in developing countries, and the role of agricultural development in solving the food problem

Books

  • ”The Economics of Agricultural Development” which is probably the world’s most used student reading in the field of agricultural development and food policy in developing countries

Numerous rewards for quality of published research

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