Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun

Professional experience

von Braun is an economist, with a Doctoral degree in agricultural economics from University of Göttingen, Germany. He joined ZEF as Professor and Director of the Department for Economic and Technological Change in December 2009. He was also Director of ZEF during its foundation phase 1997-2002. von Braun was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, U.S.A. 2002 to 2009. His research addresses international and development economics topics, incl. markets and trade; poverty; health and nutrition; agriculture, and science and technology. von Braun was President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), he is member of Academy of Science of North-Rhine Westphalia, German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences; he is Vice-President of the NGO “Welthungerhilfe” and Chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government; among awards received by von Braun are a honorary Doctoral degree from University of Hohenheim, and the Bertebos Prize of the Swedish Academy of Agricultural Sciences for his research on food security, and the Justus von Liebig Prize for his research on international nutrition. (More details see CV)


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Tadesse, G., Algieri, B., Kalkuhl, M. and J. von Braun. 2014. Drivers and triggers of international food price spikes and volatility. Food Policy, Available online. Further Information
von Braun, J., F. Gatzweiler (Eds.). 2014. Marginality – Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. Springer Netherlands. Netherlands. Further Information


von Braun, J. 2013. Die Welternährungskrisen 2008 und 2011. Ursachen, Konsequenzen, Handlungsbedarf. Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaft und der Künste. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh.
von Braun, J. 2013. Welternährung im Globalen Wandel. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 118, Nr. 40, 139-157 (2013). Rolle der Wissenschaft im Globalen Wandel. Vorträge anlässlich der Jahresversammlung vom 22. bis 24. September 2012 in Berlin. Ed. D. Drenckhahn und J. Hacker. Further Information
Wheeler, T. and J. von Braun. 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Global Food Security. Science, 2 August 2013, Vol. 341, No. 6145: 508-513. Further Information

von Braun, J. See selected publications by thematic areas and their related web links. Download [PDF | 154.46KB]
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Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Joachim von Braun




Economic and Technological Change (ZEF B)