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Professor Alan Matthews

Fellow Emeritus (Economics)


Fellow Emeritus (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   World Trade Organisation   WTO trade negotiations
 Impact of EU agricultural policy on poverty in Africa

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Executive Committee Member, European Association of Agricultural Economics. 1993 2002
Council Member and former President, Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland. 1991 Present
Member, Research Advisory Group, Trocaire (the Irish Catholic Agency for World Development). Chairman, 1986-92. 1984 2010
Executive Council Member, UK Agricultural Economics Society 2002 2005
President, European Association of Agricultural Economists 2011 2014
International assistance for developing countries to participate fully in the trade system in, editor(s)Meilke, K. and Josling, T. , International Trade Rules for Food and Agricultural Products, Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2017, [Diwaker Dixit, Alan Matthews], Notes: [Page numbers to be added], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Agriculture and Food in, editor(s)O'Hagan, J. and O'Toole, F. , The Economy of Ireland: Policy and Performance, 13th edition, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp236 - 261, [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, How Can the CAP Promote Rural Jobs?, , Eurochoices, 16, (3), 2017, p18 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Brexit impacts on Irish agri-food exports to the UK, Eurochoices, 16, (3), 2017, p26 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ole Boysen, Alan Matthews, Will Economic Partnership Agreements increase poverty? The case of Uganda, Review of Development Economics, 21, (2), 2017, p353 - 382, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
What outcome to expect on Geographical Indications in the TTIP free trade negotiations with the United States in, Arfini, F., Mancini, M., Veneziani, M. and Donati, M. , Intellectual Property Rights for Geographical Indications: What is at stake in the TTIP?, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, pp2 - 18, [Alan Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Ole Boysen, Corina Millar, Alan Matthews, Economic and household impacts of projected policy changes for the Irish agri-food sector, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 67, (1), 2016, p105-129 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jean-Christophe Bureau and Alan Matthews, Giovanni Anania: Shaping the future of European agricultural policy, Bio-based and Applied Economics , 4, (3), 2016, p305-313 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Alan Matthews, The Potential Implications of a Brexit for Future EU Agri-food Policies, Eurochoices, 15, (2), 2016, p17 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Luca Salvatici, Margarita Scoppola, Trade Impacts of Agricultural Support in the EU, IATRC Commissioned Paper , 19, St Paul, Minnesota, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, 2016, 120pp, Report, PUBLISHED

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Alan Matthews, The challenges of the next CAP: doing more with less, Agriregionieuropa, 13, (50), 2017, Notes: [Online journal], Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Alan Matthews, Research for AGRI Committee - Possible transitional arrangements related to agriculture in the light of the future EU - UK relationship: institutional issues, Brussels, European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, October, 2017, 90pp, Report, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, Food safety regulation in TTIP: much ado about nothing? , European Journal of Risk Regulation , (2), 2016, p256 - 261, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Alan Matthews, The future of direct payments, in European Parliament, Research For AGRI Committee - Reflections On The Agricultural Challenges Post-2020 in the EU: Preparing the Next CAP Reform, IP/B/AGRI/CEI/2015-70/0/C5/SC1, Brussels, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, 2016, p3 - 86, Report, PUBLISHED
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


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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.