Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho is a Senior Professor in the Department of Economics of Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz” — ESALQ, University of São Paulo — USP, Brazil. He holds a doctorate from the University of São Paulo and a Post Doctorate from the Centre of Policy Studies — COPS, Victoria University, Melbourne. He specialized in Computable General Equilibrium Models for economic policy analysis, and his academic interests lie in the fields of economic policies for agriculture and natural resources, deforestation, land use, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental sustainability. He was the president of the Brazilian Association of Agriculture Economists — SOBER for two terms, and also a GTAP fellow. He has published in various economic journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Land Use Policy, Sustainability Science, and Water Policy.