Josef is the Deputy Director in the Trade and Markets Division of the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). His work has been published in numerous books, peer reviewed journals, or as documents of international organizations such as the OECD, the IPCC, and the FAO. His areas of interest include commodity market analysis and outlook, trade and investment in agriculture, global food and nutrition issues, climate change, as well as links between bioenergy and agricultural markets. He holds a M.Sc. degree in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the Technical University of Munich.