Karl Rich

  • Karl M. Rich is an Associate Professor of Agribusiness and International Development and Director of the Lincoln University Centre for International Development at Lincoln University in New Zealand. He also holds appointments as Visiting Professor in Animal Health and Behavioural Economics at Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC) and Visiting Professor at the Business School at the University of New England in Australia.

    His research applies systems approaches and quantitative methods in the areas of animal and aquatic health, agribusiness and value chains, and agricultural policy, with nearly 20 years of experience in these areas. Of particular interest and expertise are the development and application of system dynamics, multi market, and agent-based models, which have been used to construct quantitative value chain models of livestock markets and animal disease in the developing world.