Timothy Josling is a Professor, Emeritus, at the (former) Food Research Institute at Stanford; an FSI Senior Fellow by courtesy; and a faculty member at FSI's Forum on Contemporary Europe. His research focuses on agricultural policy and food policy in industrialised nations; international trade in agricultural and food products; and the process of economic integration. He is currently studying the reform of the agricultural trading system in the World Trade Organizations, including the current round of negotiations; the use of geographical indications in agricultural trade; and the problems faced by producers of Mediterranean food products.
He has also recently done research on the agricultural trade policies of countries in the Caribbean Basin; reform of the farm policy in the European Union; and the question of regional integration and its role in the multilateral system, in particular in the reform of agricultural trade. At Stanford, Josling has taught courses on U.S.-European Economic and Security Relations, the Economics of Regional Trade Agreements, and the Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System.
Before coming to Stanford in 1978, Josling taught at the London School of Economics and at the University of Reading (England). Born in England, he received a BS in agriculture from the University of London, an MS in agricultural economics from the University of Guelph (Canada), and a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.