Will Martin biography

Will Martin joined the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2015 as a Senior Research Fellow. He is also President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He trained in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University, and Iowa State University.  Prior to joining IFPRI, he worked at the World Bank, the Australian National University, and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics.

Martin’s recent research has focused on the impacts of changes in food and trade policies and food prices on poverty and food security in developing countries. He has examined the impact of major trade policy reforms – including the Uruguay Round, the Doha Development Agenda, and China’s accession to the WTO—on developing countries. Will has also studied implications of climate change for poor people and the implications of trends in agricultural productivity in developing countries for poor people, especially for rural populations.