Harry de Gorter

Harry de Gorter

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Faculty Expertise

  • Food and agricultural policy
  • International trade policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Food commodity prices


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management



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Harry de Gorter, a professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, teaches and conducts research on the applied welfare economics and political economy of agricultural policy and trade. Much of his recent work has been on biofuels and agricultural trade reform and the Doha Development Agenda, especially the impact of subsidies and protection on developing countries. His research is both theoretical and empirical, with direct policy implications for governments, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations. Prior to Cornell, he was on faculty at the University of Guelph Ontario and worked for the International Trade Policy Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa. He has long been actively involved in advising many governments and international organizations on issues related to agriculture trade policy and renewable energy, including the World Bank, OECD, IMF, WTO, UNCTAD, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-FAO Rome, California Air Resources Board, EU Commission; USAID; Government of Canada; UNICA Sao Paulo; ICONE Sao Paulo; Cato Institute, UNIGRAINS Paris, Kraft Foods International, ICTSD, and the Swedish International Development Agency.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 6300/ECON 3875 - Policy Analysis: Welfare Theory, Agriculture, and Trade
  • AEM 4350 - Political Economy of the WTO
  • AEM 4940/AEM 6940 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • MS University of Guelph, 1976
  • BS University of Guelph, 1975