Ford Runge

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law
332K Ruttan Hall


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A.
  • Oxford University, M.A.
  • University of Wisconsin, Ph.D.

Professor C. Ford Runge is a Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota, where he also holds appointments in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Department of Forest Resources. His teaching and writing interests concentrate on trade and natural resources policy.

Professor Runge received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin, his M.A. in economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and his B.A. at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has served on the staff of the House Committee on Agriculture, and as a Science and Diplomacy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working U.S. AID on food aid and trade. He continues as Subdirector in charge of Commodities and Trade Policy of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy at the University of Minnesota.