Carl Pray

  • Dr. Pray is a Professor II in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; an Adjunct Professor and Advisor of the Ph.D. Program of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Science; and the President of the International Consortium for Applied Bioeconomy Research. His PhD is in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania.  He worked as an agricultural extension agent in the Peace Corps in Rajasthan, India.

    The focus of his research is agricultural science and technology policy in China, South Asia, and Africa. Key issues of his research are: How do government research, science policy, intellectual property rights, regulations and advances in basic sciences influence private agricultural research and the adoption of new technology? What are the economic and institutional impacts of new agricultural technology – especially their impact on poor farmers in Asia and Africa?  He is currently working on a project funded by Templeton Foundation the constraints to the spread of GM crops in developing countries. The results of this research have been published in Science, Nature, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Research Policy, and elsewhere.




    2015 Presentation: “Political Economy of Genetically Modified (GM) Food Policies in China, India & Brazil”