Dirk Willenbockel

Dirk Willenbockel

Research Fellow

Economist with experience in the areas of trade policy and regional economic integration, climate change impact and adaptation analysis, economics of low-carbon growth, global and regional food system scenario analysis, and fiscal policy analysis. Particular technical expertise in the design and application of computable general equilibrium models for forward-looking development policy analysis.

Previous research and lecturing positions in London and Berlin. Research and consultancy for European Commission, ESRC, EPSRC, BIS, DFID, DEFRA, UK Government Office for Science, GIZ, BMZ, USDA, UNDP, WFP, World Bank, ILO, IFPRI, Oxfam, Save the Children, Practical Action.

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Economy-wide Implications of Agricultural Sector Scenario Projections

The aim of this project is to link the world agricultural model IMPACT housed at IFRI with the global multi-region CGE model GLOBE in order to provide quantitative analyses of the wider implications of agricultural sector scenario projections generated by IMPACT for the rest of the economy, and...


AgMIP Global Economic Model Intercomparison

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) hosted by the Columbia University Earth Institute is a major international effort to assess the state of global agricultural modelling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector.


Journal Article

Agricultural Investments and Hunger in Africa Modelling Potential Contributions to SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

World Development;Volume 116, April 2019

We use IFPRI’s IMPACT framework of linked biophysical and structural economic models to examine developments in global agricultural production systems, climate change, and food security. Building on related work on how increased investment in agricultural research, resource management, and...

3 September 2019

Dirk Willenbockel’s recent work