Douglas Southgate is a natural resource economist with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and has been a faculty member at Ohio State University since 1980. His research focuses mainly on environmental issues in the developing world, such as tropical deforestation and the economics of watershed management. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Southgate is the author of four books, including The World Food Economy (2nd edition, 2010, Wiley-Blackwell). He also has consulted for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Ford Foundation in 14 Latin American and Caribbean nations.

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