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GTAP Events: 8th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis: Plenary Speakers

Kym Anderson
Kym Anderson is a Lead Economist in the International Trade unit of the World Bank's Development Research Group. He obtained his first degrees from the universities of New England and Adelaide in Australia, and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford University respectively. Before joining the World Bank he held academic appointments at the Australian National University (Research Fellow in Economics, 1977-83) and since then at the University of Adelaide (where he was foundation Executive Director of the Centre for International Economic Studies from 1989 and is on extended leave from a Personal Chair in the School of Economics). During previous extended leave periods he has been a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow in Seoul (1980-81), Director of the Agricultural Trade Policy Unit at Australia's Department of Trade (1983), a Visiting Fellow at Stockholm's Institute for International Economic Studies (1988), and Counselor and deputy to the di-rector of research at the GATT (now WTO) Secretariat in Geneva (1990-92). He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the American Agricultural Economics Association, as well as a Research Fellow of Europe's London-based Centre for Economic Policy Re-search. He is the first economist to have been a WTO Dispute Settlement Panelist (the EU banana case, 1996-2000), and he has taught trade policy courses in various parts of the world for the WBI and ADBI and as a Visiting Professor at the universities of Bern and Nairobi. His current research interests include agricultural and other trade policy reforms and their poverty implications, the global economics and political economy of GMOs, and the functioning of the WTO.

Riccardo Faini
Riccardo Faini is professor of economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has also taught at the University of Brescia, at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Essex. He has worked as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund and Director General at the Italian Treasury. He is co-director (jointly with Thierry Verdier) of the CEPR programme on International trade. He has been consultant for the World Bank, IMF, European Commission, UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNDP, and the OECD. His research interests include trade, development, migration, and the investment decisions of firms. He has edited and co-authored a number of books, including Trade and Migration: the Controversy and the Evidence.

Joseph Francois
Joseph Francois is professor of international economics at the Erasmus University, where he hold a chair in international political economy and economic development. He is also a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and of the Tinbergen Institute in Rotterdam. He is also founder and co-director of the European Trade Study Group. His current research interests include: financial market integration; open economy growth and development; economic integration; trade and investment policy under imperfect competition; uncertainty in general equilibrium; the labor market impact of globalization; the role of the service sector in trade and development; competition in the service sectors; computational partial and general equilibrium modeling; international competition and competition policy; income distribution in general equilibrium models of trade and competition; and estimation and inference within large nonlinear systems like general equilibrium econometric models. He has contributed to and edited several books on international economic policy, and has published numerous articles on international economics and economic policy in academic journals.

Tom Kram
Tom Kram (M.Sc) is manager of Integrated Assessment Modeling, responsible for development and application of the IMAGE model at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP) at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment. He has extensive experience in integrated assessment methods and modeling, in particular in linking process-oriented models describing energy and land-use sectors with macro-economic approaches. He has a long track record of leading international projects for the EU and the International Energy Agency in the fields of energy, technology dynamics, environment and climate. Tom Kram is co-chair of Study 22 of the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF-22) and member of the Steering Committee of the International Programme on the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization (IPEAS). He was and is involved in various capacities in the work of the IPCC since 1988.

Hans-Werner Sinn
Hans-Werner Sinn is Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich and President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research. He also runs the University's Center for Economic Studies (CES) and the CESifo research network. Sinn has been a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the German Ministry of Economics since 1989 and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Science since 1996. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Magdeburg (1999) and an honorary professorship at the University of Vienna. He taught at the University of Western Ontario and held visiting fellowships at the University of Bergen, the London School of Economics, Stanford University, Princeton University, Hebrew University and Oslo University, and he has been fellow of the NBER since 1989. He received the first university prizes for his dissertation and habilitation theses as well as a number of other prizes and awards from various institutions including the international Corine Award for his recent best seller on Germany's economic problems. In 1999 he gave the Yrj Jahnsson Lectures, in 2000 the Stevenson Lectures and in 2004 the Tinbergen Lectures. From 1997 to 2000 he was president of the German Economic Association. He has published 10 monographs with 25 editions in six languages, more than 100 scholarly articles, a number of scientific comments, more than 100 policy articles, and numerous interviews and newspaper articles.

Richard Tol
Dr Richard S.J. Tol is the Michael Otto Professor of Sustainability and Global Change at the Centre for Marine and Climate Research, Hamburg University; a Principal Researcher at the Institute for Environ-mental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; and an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has 70 publications in learned journals and many other ones. An economist and statistician, his work focuses on climate change, particularly detection and attribution, impact and adaptation, integrated assessment modeling, and decision and policy analysis. He is an editor of Energy Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics. He has played an active role in international bodies such as the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment.