is a Senior Economist with the Development Prospects Group (currently on
assignment with the Trade Department). His responsibilities include commodity
market monitoring and price projections for tropical commodities, as well as
research on market structure and policy reform issues. Since joining the Bank in
1993, he has worked in operations, first in Mexico and then in Bangladesh. John
Baffes has a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Athens, an M.S.
degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in
Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.|