Peter Timmer

Visiting Professor in the Program on Food Security and Environment at Stanford University and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Peter Timmer joined the Center for Global Development as a Senior Fellow in March 2004, and became a Non-Resident Fellow in 2007. He is now a Visiting Professor in the Program on Food Security and Environment at Stanford University.

Prior to joining CGD Timmer was Dean of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. Timmer has also held Professorships at Harvard, Cornell, and Stanford. In 1992, he received the Bintang Jasa Utama (Highest Merit Star) from the Republic of Indonesia for his contributions to food security. He served as the Chief Outside Adviser to USAID in developing their strategy on growth and agriculture for the Natsios Report (Foreign Assistance in the National Interest), and was one of the Key Advisers for the World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development.

Timmer's work focuses on three broad topics: the nature of "pro-poor growth" and its application in Indonesia and other countries in Asia; the supermarket revolution in developing countries and its impact on the poor (both producers and consumers); and the structural transformation in historical perspective as a framework for understanding the political economy of agricultural policy.

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