Joe Glauber argues that discriminating against the origin of certain foods is not likely to improve global diets, and policies for healthier eating are better targeted at consuming the right kinds of foods.
Joe Glauber is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., where his areas of interest are price volatility, global grain reserves, crop insurance, and trade. Prior to joining IFPRI, Glauber spent more than 30 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture including as Chief Economist from 2008 to 2014. As Chief Economist, he was responsible for the Department’s agricultural forecasts and projections, oversaw climate, energy, and regulatory issues, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
From 2007 to 2009, Glauber was the Special Doha Agricultural Envoy at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he served as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Doha talks. He served as economic adviser at the so-called Blair House agreements leading to the completion of the Uruguay Round negotiations. He is the author of numerous studies on crop insurance, disaster policy, and U.S. farm policy.
Dr. Glauber received his PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and holds an AB in anthropology from the University of Chicago. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.