William H. Meyers is the Director of CAFNR International Programs and Howard Cowden Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri. He was the Interim Director for the Division of Applied Social Sciences in 2011 and Co-Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU) from 2003 to 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree from the University of the Philippines, and a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College. He has also worked extensively on agricultural and rural policy studies in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia after they regained independence. Dr. Meyers has authored numerous publications on trade, agricultural and rural policy, commodity market analysis, and transition economics.