• The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr David Vanzetti is an agricultural economist with a varied career having worked with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics in Canberra, FAO in Rome, the Danish Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Economics (SJFI), several Universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva. He is currently Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, The University of Western Australia. For 12 years he held a similar position at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra.

His work has included farm investment analysis, applications of game theory to the international wheat market, trade policy analysis of the Uruguay Round, South African trade sanctions, regional trading arrangements, desert locust control, climate change, trade and environment policies, hides and skins, coffee, bananas, and food security issues. He now specialises in general equilibrium modelling.


Food safety in Vietnam (funding by ACIAR)
Trade wars and implications for developing countries (funded by UNCTAD)
Trade facilitation in East Africa (funded by UK DfID through International Economics Ltd

Australia China agricultural trade


Brexit (funded by UK DIT through International Economics Ltd)

Rice polices in Thailand

Vietnam’s textile sector and the TPP (funded by the World Bank, Vietnam)

Vietnam and the RCEP (funded by (funded by European Commission)

The EU Vietnam FTA (funded by (funded by European Commission)

Beyond WTO (funded by DFID and AusAid)

ASEAN regional rice stocks and price stability •

Climate change and Indonesian agricultural exports (funded by ACIAR).

Indonesia and Vietnam’s approach to an FTA with China (funded by ACIAR).

Vietnam’s free trade agreements (funded by European Commission).

Migration, GATS and implications for agriculture.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s accession to the WTO and the European Union and implications for agriculture

Climate change policies and developing country agricultural exports, in collaboration with ITC (Geneva)

The Gulf countries and the WTO

Preparation of a training manual on commodities

Agriculture and the Doha Round

EU and Mercosur regional trade agreement

The NAMA negotiations in the Doha Round

Avian influenza

Agricultural policies in Turkey

The coffee crisis

EU banana policies

Global cereal stocks and price stability

Desert locust economic modelling

Climate change policies

Trade and environment

Farm household labour allocation models

The CAP model of European agriculture

Optimal control fisheries modelling

Applications of game theory to international trade

Optimal trade policies using dynamic programming

South African sanctions


Land value measures

Taxation, income equalisation deposits

Farm inputs and farm investment modelling

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Trade Games: Non-cooperative strategies in the international wheat market, La Trobe University


Award Date: 30 May 1989

Agricultural economics, MSc, University of Reading


Award Date: 30 Sept 1977

Economics, B.Ec(Hons), The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 28 Nov 1975

Research expertise keywords

  • CGE
  • Trade
  • Policy


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