Jonathan Hepburn is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD's Economic Law and Policy program, focusing on agriculture, trade and food security. He has two decades of experience working on economic policy, trade and development. He has previously worked at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, where he led the organisation's programme of research and dialogues on agriculture and food security; with Oxfam International in Washington, D.C., leading a global campaign on development financing and the Millennium Development Goals; and with the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, on trade, development and human rights issues. He has co-edited four books, and written widely on global public policy issues.
- COVID-19 and Food Export Restrictions: Comparing today’s situation to the 2007/08 price spikes This policy brief draws on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker to compare how governments have reacted to the current crisis with how they did during the 2007/08 food price spike.
- Could Food Export Restrictions Worsen a Looming Food Crisis? This policy brief draws on analysis in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker to examine how food-importing countries could be affected by recent measures to restrict exports.
- What National Farm Policy Trends Could Mean for Efforts to Update WTO Rules on Domestic Support This report examines trends in agricultural domestic support across a dozen World Trade Organization members and sets forward recommendations about how global trade rules should be reformed.