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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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  Brian D. Wright


Brian WrightBrian Wright's interest in agricultural economics dates from his early experiences on his family's sheep station in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (First Class Honors) from the University of New England, Armidale, and was awarded one of the two Frank Knox Fellowships given annually to Australian students by Harvard University, where he received an A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics. He then taught at Yale University and is now Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

His research interests include the economics of markets for storable commodities, including speculation and market stabilization, agricultural policy, the economic dynamic of research incentives including their implications for industrial structure, and the economics of conservation and innovation of genetic resources. He has served as the economist member of the Subcommittee on Proprietary Science and Technology of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and has also served as an expert witness regarding patent licensing and agricultural biotechnology as well as consulted for the United States Department of Justice.



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