Gregory Graff*

Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Colorado State University

Gregory D. Graff is a professor in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. Dr. Graff teaches courses on economics of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, global food systems, and agricultural policy. His research explores the public policies and institutional settings that shape incentives and constraints for innovation--both in industry and in the public sector--and how these affect the rate and direction of technological change in the economy. As a scholar, Dr. Graff publishes widely on topics of intellectual property and technology transfer in agriculture and the life sciences, including articles journals such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, the Review of Economics and Statistics, World Development, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the California Management Review, as well as writing reviews and chapters for numerous scholarly books.

Within the state of Colorado, Dr. Graff's has highlighted the growth and potential of agricultural innovation within the regional economy of the Colorado Front Range, arising from analyses of the ag sector initiated under Governor John Hickenlooper's Economic Development Blueprint. This has involved organizing a series of Agricultural Innovation Summits, hosted by CSU. Dr. Graff received his Ph.D in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California Berkeley (in 2002), an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley (in 1999), an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Ohio State University (in 1995), and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University (in 1992).