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Professor Alan Matthews

Fellow Emeritus (Economics)

 

Research Associate (International Integration Studies (IIIS))


Alan Matthews is Professor of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His major research interests are agricultural policy analysis, the impact of international trade on developing countries, and computable general equilibrium analysis of trade and agricultural policy reforms. He has previously worked as a consultant to the OECD, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the UN Industrial Development Organisation, and has been a panel member in a number of WTO Dispute Settlement procedures.
  Agricultural Policy   Agricultural policy analysis   Common Agricultural Policy   External trade policy of EU   Trade Policy   WTO trade negotiations   World Trade Organisation
Impact of EU agricultural policy on poverty in Africa

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Council Member and former President, Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland. 1991 Present
Executive Committee Member, European Association of Agricultural Economics. 1993 2002
Executive Council Member, UK Agricultural Economics Society 2002 2005
Member, Research Advisory Group, Trocaire (the Irish Catholic Agency for World Development). Chairman, 1986-92. 1984 2010
President, European Association of Agricultural Economists 2011 2014
Food Security and WTO Domestic Support Disciplines post-Bali in, editor(s)Hartmann, M. and Hesse, J. , Agriculture and Food in the 21st Century: Economic, Environmental and Social Challenges, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang GmbH, 2014, pp163 - 184, [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Food Security and WTO Domestic Support Disciplines post-Bali, Issue Paper No. 53, Geneva, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 2014, 25pp, Notes: [Discusses ways to implement the WTO Bali Ministerial Conference Decision on food security stocks and domestic agricultural support], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Unfulfilled expectations? The EU's agricultural and fisheries policies and Africa in, editor(s)Carbone, M. , The European Union in Africa: Incoherent Policies, Asymmetrical Partnership, Declining Relevance?, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013, pp189 - 208, [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Greening agricultural payments in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, BAE Bio-based and Applied Economics, 2, (1), 2013, p1 - 27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ole Boysen and Alan Matthews, Impact of EU Common Agricultural Policy reform on Uganda, London, Overseas Development Institute, 2012, 53pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Alan Matthews, Environmental Public Goods in the New CAP: Impact of Greening Proposals and Possible Alternatives, Brussels, European Parliament, 2012, 95pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
The impact of WTO agricultural trade rules on food security and development: an examination of proposed additional flexibilities for developing countries in, editor(s)MacMahon, J. and Destu, M. , Research Handbook on the WTO Agriculture Agreement: New and Emerging Issues in International Agricultural Trade Law, London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, pp104-132 , [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Greening the CAP: the way forward, QA Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, 2012, (4), 2012, p37 - 60, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Alan Matthews, Greening the Common Agricultural Policy post 2014, Intereconomics, 47, (6), 2012, p326-331 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
The Agri-food Sector in, editor(s)O'Hagan, J. and Newman, C. , The Economy of Ireland: National and Sectoral Policy Issues, 11th edition, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2011, pp295-323 , [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Europe's experience with agricultural integration and lessons for third countries in, editor(s)Schmid, E. and Vogel, S. , The Common Agricultural Policy in the 21st Century, Vienna, facultas.wuv Universitätsverlag, 2014, pp1-18 , [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Greening CAP payments: a missed opportunity?, Dublin, Institute for International and European Affairs, 2013, 14pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Michael King and Alan Matthews, Policy Coherence for Development : Indicators for Ireland, Dublin, Institute for International Integration Studies, 2012, 1, 101, Report, PUBLISHED
Keijzer, N., King, M., Spierings, E., Matthews, A. , Measuring Policy Coherence for Development, Maastricht, Netherlands, European Centre for Development Policy Management, May, 2012, 58, Report, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Review of The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture: An International Perspective, by V. Eldon Ball, R. Fanfani and L. Guttierez (eds) , European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39, (2), 2012, p363-365 , Review, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Review of Food Prices and Rural Poverty, by M. Ataman Aksoy and Bernard M. Hoekman (eds) , European Review of Agricultural Economics, 38, (4), 2011, p617-619 , Review, PUBLISHED
La Politica Agricola Comune europea e la sicurezza alimentare globale in, editor(s)Tornimbeni, C , Sicurezza alimentare nei Paesi in via di sviluppo, Rome, Aiep Editore S.r.l, 2010, pp139-143 , [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The future of the EU budget: Irish perspectives in, editor(s)Callan T. , Budget Perspectives 2010, Dublin, Economic and Social Research Institute, 2009, pp54-75 , [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Review of The European Union and Developing Countries: Trade, Aid and Growth in an Integrating World, Yves Bourdet (Editor), Joakim Gullstrand (Editor), Karin Olofsdotter (Editor) , European Review of Agricultural Economics, 36, (1), 2009, p123-126 , Review, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Review of The European Union and Developing Countries: Trade, Aid and Growth in an Integrating World, by Bourdet, Joakim Gullstrand and Karin Olofsdotter (eds) , European Review of Agricultural Economics, 36, (1), 2009, p123-126 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Awarded Jean Monnet Chair in European Agricultural Policy by the European Commission 1999
Research interests include the behaviour of the Irish farm and food system, agricultural policy modelling, the relationships between trade, aid and food security in developing countries, and WTO trade negotiations.