About the Author
Philip Paarlberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Agriculture Economics at Purdue University. His research interests include international trade, agriculture policy, and Eastern Europe. He analyzed international trade policy issues in the Economic Research Service (1977-85) and was a visiting professor at the University of Göttingen, Germany (1991-92). He has received awards for superior service and research from the USDA and from the ERS, respectively.