Preventing Fluctuations of Carbon Emissions from Forestry

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Topic:Preventing fluctuations of carbon emissions from forestry


Place: 208 Lecture Hall, West Building, Yijin Campus 

Speaker:Michiel A. Keyzer( Professor Emeritus in Mathematical Economics at VU University in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Speaker's CV:Dr. Michiel A. Keyzer is Professor Emeritus in Mathematical Economics at VU University in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Extraordinary Professor at the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1995 until 2014 he served as Director of the Centre for World Food Studies (SOW-VU).

His professional career started in 1972 when he joined a Club of Rome project on Food for a Doubling World Population, headed by Hans Linnemann under auspices of Economics Nobel Prize winner Jan Tinbergen. After this he joined the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, at the time a center for cooperation between East and West, where he also worked on World Food Problems. He has since that time developed experience in the theoretical development of welfare theoretical models to accommodate physical and institutional characteristics of societies, in designing computation procedures for large-scale empirical applications of such models, and in developing methods for integrated statistical analysis of socio-economic and agro-ecological data. He has been the leader of a large number of policyoriented research projects with partner institutes in, among others, the Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and China. He has published widely in economics and agriculture related fields, including an MIT Press handbook on applied general equilibrium models, and a contribution to the Handbook of Development Economics.

He has been member of a large number of advisory committees to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He was also a regular advisor of international organizations in the field of agricultural and development policies.

He currently is scientific leader of a water economy modeling project of the Jordan River basin, involving researchers from Joran, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and the Arab League. He is member of the Editorial Board of Food Security and Member of the Committee on Main ports of the Netherlands National Advisory Council on Environment and Infrastructure. He is also member of the Royal Holland Society of Arts and Sciences.