Tim Josling

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor Emeritus, Food Research Institute, Stanford University.

Timothy Josling is a Professor, Emeritus, at the (former) Food Research Institute at Stanford; an FSI Senior Fellow by courtesy; and a faculty member at FSI's Forum on Contemporary Europe. His research focuses on agricultural policy and food policy in industrialised nations; international trade in agricultural and food products; and the process of economic integration. He is currently studying the reform of the agricultural trading system in the World Trade Organizations, including the current round of negotiations; the use of geographical indications in agricultural trade; and the problems faced by producers of Mediterranean food products.

He has also recently done research on the agricultural trade policies of countries in the Caribbean Basin; reform of the farm policy in the European Union; and the question of regional integration and its role in the multilateral system, in particular in the reform of agricultural trade. At Stanford, Josling has taught courses on U.S.-European Economic and Security Relations, the Economics of Regional Trade Agreements, and the Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System.

Before coming to Stanford in 1978, Josling taught at the London School of Economics and at the University of Reading (England). Born in England, he received a BS in agriculture from the University of London, an MS in agricultural economics from the University of Guelph (Canada), and a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey