Jesús Antón is the Senior Programme Manager of the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM). This G8/G20 initiative hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) promotes risk assessment and risk management policies in nine African countries. Before IFAD and until August 2014, he worked as Senior Economist in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He has also been advisor in the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (2005-07).
He holds a PhD in Economics (UAM, Madrid), an MSc in Economics (London School of Economics) and a Master from College d’Europe (Belgium). He has lectured on economics and agricultural policy in Universities such as UCM, ICADE, ESSEC, and CIHEAM. He has published in OECD and academic journals on topics related with modeling and evaluation of agricultural policies, international trade and WTO, decoupling, common agricultural policy, risk management, insurance, food security, and climate change.