Keijiro Otsuka is a professor of Development Economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, and a chief senior researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1979. Prior to joining the Kobe University, he was a Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 2001 to 2016. Formerly, he was a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of International Rice Research Institute from 2004 to 2007, and President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) from 2009 to 2012. He is an honorary life member of IAAE, a fellow of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and a distinguished fellow of African Association of Agricultural Economists.