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Lead Economist, World Bank, East Asia

Biography

ROGIER VAN DEN BRINK

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EDUCATION
1986-1990 Ph.D. Agricultural Economics (International Agriculture), University of Wisconsin - Madison, U.S.A.

1976-1983 Ingenieur Agricultural Sociology of the Tropics and Subtropics, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

10/2008 until now Lead Economist, East Asia Region, World Bank
Washington DC
7/2006 - 9/2008 Country Economist, World Bank Country Office, South Africa
4/2002 - 6/2006 Senior Economist, ESSD, World Bank Country Office, South Africa
7/1998 - 4/2002 Deputy Resident Representative, World Bank Country Office, Zimbabwe
Acting Resident Representative from September 2000 until August 2001.
1996 - 1998 Special Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1994-1996 Country Economist for Lesotho, Macro, Industry and Finance Division, Southern Africa Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1992-1994 Economist, Agriculture and Environment Operations Division, Southern Africa Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1990-1992 Research Associate Cornell University Food and Nutrition Policy Program, Washington, D.C., and Ithaca, New York., U.S.A.
1986-1990 Research Assistant Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1987 Summer Intern, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1983-1986 Associate Expert on Regional Development Planning (Burkina Faso)Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation, seconded to Organisme Régionale de Développement (ORD) du Centre-Nord, Kaya, Burkina Faso, for the project "Programmation et Exécution de Développement Integré" (PEDI).
1982 Research Assistant Center for World Food Studies, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1980-1981 Teaching Assistant Dept. of Agricultural Sociology of the Tropics and Subtropics, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
1979-1980 Research Trainee École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
1979 Internship International Agricultural Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

PUBLICATIONS
“Agricultural Land Redistribution in South Africa: Towards Accelerated Implementation.” 2007. In: “The Land Question in South Africa: The Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution”, edited by Lungisile Ntsebeza and Ruth Hall. HSRC Press, Cape Town, (co-authors Glen Sonwabo Thomas and Hans Binswanger.)

“Consensus, Confusion and Controversy: Selected Land Reform Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa”. World Bank Working Paper 71. Office of the Publisher, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2005 (co-authors Glen Thomas, Hans Binswanger, John Bruce and Frank Byamugisha).

“Credit for Small Farmers in Africa Revisited: Pathologies and Remedies.” Savings and Development. Issue 3, 2005. (co-author: Hans Binswanger).

“Agriculture’s Role in Accelerating Broad-Based Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In “Achieving Agricultural Development Through Agricultural Trade.” International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council E-book: www.agritrade.org/DW%20Book/DW%20Cover.htm , Washington D.C., 2001.

“Lesotho: Strategic Economic Options.” Published for The Ministry of Economic Planning, Government of Lesotho by the Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho (World Bank counterpart to a national team consisting of government, private sector and civil society experts). Maseru: January 1, 1997.

"The Microeconomics of an Indigenous African Institution: The Rotating Savings and Credit Association." Economic Development and Cultural Change, Volume 45, No. 4, July 1997 (co-author: J.-P. Chavas).

"Rural Livelihoods, Fiscal Costs and Financing Options: A First Attempt at Quantifying the Implications of Redistributive Land Reform" in “Agricultural Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, Markets and Mechanisms", edited by Johan van Zyl, Johann Kirsten and Hans Binswanger, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, South Africa, 1996 (co-authors: Mike de Klerk and Hans Binswanger).

"Evolution of the Agrarian Structure in South Africa", in “Agricultural Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, Markets and Mechanisms", edited by Johan van Zyl, Johann Kirsten and Hans Binswanger, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, South Africa, 1996 (co-authors: Masiphula Mbongwa and Johan van Zyl).

"The Economics of Cain and Abel: Agro-Pastoral Property Rights in the Sahel" in The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3, February 1995 (co-authors: Daniel W. Bromley and Jean-Paul Chavas).
Reprinted in: “Property Rights and Environmental Problems”, edited by Bruce A. Larson. Ashgate Publishing Company, Hampshire, UK, 2003.

"Property Rights and Productivity in Africa: Is There A Connection?" in Development Southern Africa, Vol. 11, No. 2, May 1994, pp. 177-182 (co-authors: Daniel Bromley and Jeff Cochrane).

"From Forced Modernization to Perestroika: Crisis and Adjustment in Tanzania" in "Adjusting to Policy Failure in African Economies", edited by David Sahn, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1994 (co-author: Alexander H. Sarris).

"Economic Policy and Household Welfare During Crisis and Adjustment in Tanzania". Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Monograph. New York, N.Y.: New York University Press, 1993 (co-author: Alexander H. Sarris).

"Tolerating the Private Sector: Wholesale Grain Traders in Tanzania after Adjustment." Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper. Washington, D.C.: CFNPP, 1993 (co-authors: H.K.R. Amani and W.E. Maro).
http://www.cfnpp.cornell.edu/images/wp32.pdf

"A Review of Agricultural Statistics of Mainland Tanzania." Photocopy. Agriculture Operations Division, Southern Africa Department, World Bank. Washington, D.C.: AF6AG, July 1992.

"The Enclosures Revisited: Privatization, Titling, and the Quest for Advantage in Africa." Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper No. 19. Washington, D.C.: CFNPP, January 1992 (co-author: Daniel W. Bromley).

"The Microeconomics of an Indigenous African Institution: The Rotating Savings and Credit Association." Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper No. 15. Washington, D.C.: CFNPP, December 1991 (co-author: J.-P. Chavas).

"The Economics of Cain and Abel: Agro-Pastoral Property Rights in the Sahel." Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper No. 11. Washington, D.C.: CFNPP, June 1991 (co-authors: Daniel W. Bromley and J.-P. Chavas).

"Pastoralism, Property Rights, and Credit: Three Essays on Indigenous Economic Institutions in West Africa." Ph.D. thesis. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1990.

"Collecting Basic Agricultural Data in Sahelian West Africa: An Example from Burkina Faso." Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 315. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1990 (co-author: Aaron C. Johnson).

"Agricultural Risk Management in the Semi-Arid Tropics of West Africa: An Analysis of Plot Level Production Strategy." Photocopy. Department of Agricultural Economics and the Office of International Agricultural Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. March, 1988 (co-authors: J.-P. Chavas, Patty Kristjanson, Michael Carter, and Kenneth Shapiro).

"An Empirical Characterization of Risk and Risk Management in the Semi-Arid Tropics of West Africa." Photocopy. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987 (co-authors: Michael R. Carter, Patty Kristjanson and Peter Matlon).

"Inventaire 1985 Bassins Versants de Damesma et Tamassogo." Ministère de la Planification et du Développement Populaire, Division Régionale de la Planification et du Développement Populaire. Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Élevage, Organisme Régionale de Développement. Kaya, Burkina Faso: Programmation et Exécution du Développement Intégré, 1986.

"Preferences for Agricultural Assets of Farmers in Rural Bangladesh." Unpublished Master's thesis, Department of Agricultural Sociology of the Tropics and Subtropics, Agricultural University, Wageningen, 1983.

"Big Babanki Revisited. A Study on Rotating Savings and Credit Associations in the Grassfields of Cameroon." Photocopy. Department of Agricultural Sociology of the Tropics and Subtropics, Agricultural University, Wageningen, 1980.

AWARDS
The article "The Economics of Cain and Abel: Agro-Pastoral Property Rights in the Sahel" was awarded the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for the best written article in the Journal of Development Studies in 1995.

Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

PERSONAL
[2010] Singer and guitarist of Midlife (World Bank/IFC band in Washington DC).
[1988-1990] Singer and bass player of "Shékeré" (African Highlife Band in Madison, Wisconsin).
[1988] President of the Taylor-Hibbard Club (Graduate Student Association of the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin- Madison).
[1983] Singer-songwriter of "105 Jive" by Rundfunk (45 r.p.m. record, CERES, Wageningen).

Interests

music, fly fishing, soccer