Scientific Committee

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The COSA initiative is deeply committed to ensuring the methods necessary in order to have scientific credibility for its findings, particularly the attribution of observed differences to the interventions being monitored. COSA’s extensive networks are clearly one of its primary strengths. In the realm of scientific or technical advice, COSA benefits from the input of a number of scientists from around the world. Among these is an esteemed group that includes:

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Person Institution Title
Michael Hiscox Harvard University Professor of Economics
Tanguy Bernard International Food Policy
Research Institute
Research Fellow
Bob Picciotto Kings College Director-General Evaluation World Bank (retired)
Larry Busch Lancaster University and
Michigan State University
Distinguished Professor Sociology and Director, Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards
Dagmar Mithöfer Rhine-Waal University Professor of Agribusiness
Alain de Janvry University of California at Berkeley Professor Agricultural Economics
Krislert Samphantharak University of California at San Diego Professor of Finance
Jaya Krishnakumar University of Geneva Professor of Econometrics
Jeremy Haggar University of Greenwich and
The Natural Resources Institute
Head of Agriculture, Health, Environment
Stephen Jaffee World Bank Lead Economist former Head Commodity Risk Management Group



* Members serve as voluntary advisors, their participation does not imply endorsement of the findings or of the institutions