Dr. David Blandford

Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Economic Development
Food Systems
Food Systems
Environment & Sustainable Development


David Blandford is professor emertus of agricultural and environmental economics at the Pennsylvania State University. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, he received his Ph.D. from the Manchester School of Economics and Social Studies. From 1975-1990 he was a professor of agricultural trade and marketing at Cornell University. From 1982-83 he was an economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. From 1990-1998, he was the head of division in the OECD's Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, whose role was to analyze the impact of agricultural policies on international markets. From 1998-2004, he served as a department head at the Pennsylvania State University. He was president of the Agricultural Economics Society in 2010-11.