Alexander Sarris

Alexander Sarris is professor of economics in the University of Athens, Greece since 1982. He holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been president of the Brussels-based Center for the Development of Industry, and president of the Athens based Center for Planning and Economic Research. He has consulted extensively with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Bank, IFAD, OECD, and other organisations. He has led or participated in development related missions to many countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. He has published 14 books and monographs, and over 75 scientific articles. His professional and research interests are in agricultural development and food policy, applied international trade, income distribution and poverty analysis, international migration, and commodity risk management.