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William R. Sutton

Lead Agricultural Economist

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William R. Sutton is Lead Agricultural Economist in the East Asia and Pacific Region for the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice, and is the Team Leader for the China Integrated Modern Agriculture Development Project. He has worked for more than 25 years to promote the integration of agricultural development, environment, and climate change resilience around the globe, including efforts in Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. He has authored dozens of journal articles, reports, and books, including Looking Beyond the Horizon: How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was awarded the World Bank Green Award in 2011 in recognition of his innovative work on climate change and agriculture. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis.