Joachim von Braun is Professor for economic and technological change at Bonn University, Center for Development Research (ZEF). His research is on economic development, poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, agriculture, resource economics, and trade. Von Braun is President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, Vice President of NGO Welthungerhilfe. He was Chair of the Scientific Group for the Food Systems Summit 2021 of the UN Secretary General, and Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington DC 2001-2009.
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