The Australian economist Professor Kym Anderson (*1950) studied agricultural economics. His degrees were Bachelor's degree from the University of New England in 1971, Master's degree from the University of Adelaide in 1974, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, M.A. in 1976 and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1977. From 1977 to 1983 he worked at the Australian National University and since 1984 at the University of Adelaide. Anderson's research interests include foreign trade, development, agricultural and environmental economics, and wine economics. He has published over 30 books and 300 articles and chapters in journals and books.
In early 2014 Kym Anderson published the comprehensive statistical work "Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture" (690 pages). This contains a total of 1,450 grape varieties with the cultivated areas in hectares of 40 wine-growing countries with their growing regions. The main names of the varieties are largely the same as those given in the book "Wine Grapes" (Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and Dr. José Vuoillamoz). However, Wine Grapes does not include those varieties for which the authors have not found wine producers (this was an inclusion criterion). The Wein-Plus Wine Dictionary therefore contains considerably more varieties; among others, it also includes varieties that are no longer cultivated and are extinct and of historical significance.
The work of Kym Anderson consists of many tables according to various aspects. It served as the main source for the quantities of grape varieties. See also the world's top 150 varieties under grape variety and a complete list of grape variety relevant keywords under grapevine.