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Is a level playing field an argument for continued support to UK agriculture after Brexit?

We are pleased to publish this guest post by David Blandford (Penn State University) and Berkeley Hill (Imperial College London). The President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) of England ...

The CAP and agricultural employment

Conflicting evidence whether CAP has helped to retain jobs in agriculture

COMAGRI co-rapporteur proposes Omnibus Regulation amendments

COMAGRI co-rapporteur on the Omnibus Regulation explains reasons for his amendments

The viability of EU farms

Around one-third of EU farm holdings are economically vulnerable, indicating potential for significant structural change

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Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus 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 worked as a consultant to the European Parliament, 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. He is a former President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists but writes here in a personal capacity.