David Orden

Director, Global Issues Initiative. Virginia Tech Research Center.

David Orden is professor and director of the Global Issues Initiative (GII) of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He joined the university faculty in 1983 and since 2003 has also held the position of Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is engaged in active research and public policy education programs on the economics and political economy of domestic support policies, international trade negotiations, and technical barriers to trade. Orden has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Australia (1990), chairman of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (1996 and 1997), and Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1998-99). His book Policy Reform in American Agriculture: Analysis and Prognosis (co-authored by Robert Paarlberg and Terry Roe) received the American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Communication Award in August 2000. A second book Food Regulation and Trade: Toward a Safe and Open Global System (co-authored with Tim Josling and Donna Roberts) was published in March 2004 by the Institute for International Economics. Orden received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He has recently co-edited a volume on the World Trade Organization as a mechanism for monitoring and disciplining domestic farm subsidies WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade (with David Blandford and Tim Josling, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and a special issue of The World Economy (with John Beghin) addressing nontariff measures affecting food and agricultural trade and competitiveness