Carl Pray is a Distinguished Professor in the Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Department, at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He earned his PhD in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his research is agricultural science and technology policy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The results of his research have been published in 80+ articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Research Policy as well as eight books and 45 book chapters. He is the President of ICABR, the International Consortium for Applied Bioeconomy Research.