Dr. Csaba Csáki is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Budapest Corvinus University, as well former rector of Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He is also Head of Department and member of the Monetary Board of the Hungarian National Bank. Dr. Csaki served as a Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank, and as the principal author of the Bank’s current rural development strategy. He is one of the world’s leading experts in agricultural policy, development, and economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe. During the last several years, Dr. Csaki has been working intensively on rural development issues in the developing world and on agricultural policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe and specifically in the new member states after EU accession. He served as a regional coordinator of the global Regoverning Markets in Agriculture Project from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Csaki has edited, authored or co-authored a numerous books and more than 200 articles. Dr. Csaki is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and honorary member of the Ukrainian and Georgian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Csaki, a national of Hungary, holds a PhD in agricultural economics from Hungary and is a post doctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis. He has also received honorary doctoral degrees from De Paul University, Chicago, USA; Ghent University, Belgium; and Szent Istvan University, Gödöllő, Hungary.