James L. Anderson

Professor and Director, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

James L. Anderson is Professor of Food and Resource Economics and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Advisor for Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture and leader of the Global Program on Fisheries and Aquaculture at The World Bank. Before that he chaired the Department of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island. His research focuses on the global food and natural resource systems, fisheries and aquaculture economics and policy, markets and international trade. Recent work has been directed toward the role of seafood in food security, constraints to aquaculture development, and evaluating how aquaculture and well-designed public-private partnerships are changing global natural resource use in both developed and developing nations.