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"Dr. Peter Hazell has devoted most of his career to research and advisory work on policy issues related to agricultural development. Initially trained as an agriculturalist in England, he completed his Ph. D. in agricultural economics at Cornell University in 1970. After a post-doctoral assignment with the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he worked on adjustment issues facing British agriculture following the UK’s accession to the EC, he joined the World Bank to pursue a research career in international agricultural development. From 1972 to 2005 he held various research and management positions at the Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). After retiring from IFPRI he became a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London."