Prof Peter Midmore Graduated in Economics and Agricultural Economics from Aberystwyth in 1982, and gained his PhD in Agricultural Economics six years later.

Prof Peter Midmore

Professor of Economics

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Peter Midmore graduated in Economics and Agricultural Economics from Aberystwyth in 1982, and gained his PhD in Agricultural Economics six years later. He was appointed as Research Associate and then Lecturer in Agricultural Economics, and was appointed to a chair in 1998, initially in Rural Studies, and since 2001 as Professor of Economics. He is President of the UK’s Agricultural Economics Society and will serve until April 2018. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society or Arts and the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Institute of Welsh Affairs. He teaches microeconomics and regional economics.

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Peter Midmore's research interests are in regional and agricultural economics, especially relating to natural resources and rural development. He uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods to support improved policy evaluation. Through the Aberystwyth Business School's Centre for Local and Regional Enterprise, projects have been funded from a number of sources, including the UK and Welsh Governments, the OECD and the EU's Framework programmes. He recently contributed to a study of the potential socio-economic impact of vaccination of cattle to protect them from bovine Tuberculosis, and led a study funded by the Federation of Small Businesses to determine the regional economic impact of the Severn Crossings toll. He was the coordinator of an EU-funded project on the impact of agricultural research in Europe completed in December 2017 (see Current projects include a study of the dynamics of poverty and vulnerability for the PublicPolicy Institute for Wales and a Horizon 2020 project in collaboration with Wageningen University which aims to analyze, assess and improve the resilience and sustainability of farms and farming systems in the EU. He has long-standing collaborative relationships with Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari in Italy, and with a local economic development initiative (PLANED) in Pembrokeshire. He is chairman of Llandre Heritage, a local environmental and cultural conservation charity.




Midmore, P. 2017. Agricultural science research impact in the Eastern European Union Member States. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (1) pp. 1-10. 10.7896/j.1064


Hamade, K., Malorgio, G., Midmore, P. 2015. Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Rural Development Analysis: The Case of Agricultural Intensification in Lebanon. Journal of Agricultural Economics 66 (2) pp. 492-518. 10.1111/1477-9552.12095 Cadair

Ruziev, K., Midmore, P. 2015. Connectedness and SME Financing in Post-communist Economies: Evidence from Uzbekistan. Journal of Development Studies 51 (5) pp. 586-602. 10.1080/00220388.2014.989991 Cadair


James, R.F., Midmore, P.R., Thomas, D.A. 2013. 'Ground Truths’ and Scenarios: Examining and Testing Regional Policy in North West Wales. Local Economy 28 (6) pp. 643-662. 10.1177/0269094213497436 Cadair


James, R., Midmore, P., Thomas, D. 2012. Public Sector Size and Peripherality. Spatial Economic Analysis 7 (4) pp. 447-460. 10.1080/17421772.2012.722666 Cadair

Lindberg, G., Midmore, P., Surry, Y. 2012. Agriculture’s Inter-industry Linkages, Aggregation Bias and Rural Policy Reforms. Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (3) pp. 552-575. 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2012.00354.x Cadair

Fourmouzi, V., Genius, M., Midmore, P. 2012. The Demand for Organic and Conventional Produce in London, UK: A System Approach. Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (3) pp. 677-693. 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2012.00353.x Cadair


Midmore, P., Francois, M., Ness, M. 2011. Trans-European comparison of motivations and attitudes of occasional consumers of organic products. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 58 (3-4) pp. 73-78. 10.1016/j.njas.2011.01.002 Cadair

Mattas, K., Arfini, F., Midmore, P., Schmitz, M., Surry, Y. 2011. The impact of CAP reform on regional employment: A multi-country, multi-modelling cross-country approach. Disaggregated Impacts of CAP Reforms: OECD workshop. Cadair

Midmore, P. 2011. Landscape conservation and economic interdependence: a case-study of Welsh National Parks and the Regional Economy. Agricultural Economics Society 82nd Annual Conference. Cadair


Midmore, P.R., Partridge, M.D., Olfert, M.R., Ali, K. 2010. The evaluation of rural development policy: macro and micro perspectives. EuroChoices 9 (1) pp. 24-29. 10.1111/j.1746-692X.2010.00155.x Cadair


Hodge, I., Midmore, P.R. 2008. Models of rural development and approaches to analysis evaluation and decision-making. Economie Rurale 307 pp. 23-38. Other Cadair


Fuller-Love, N., Midmore, P.R., Thomas, D.A., Henley, A.G. 2006. Entrepreneurship and rural economic development: a scenario analysis approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research 12 (5) pp. 289-305. 10.1108/13552550610687655 Cadair

Midmore, P., Thomas, D. 2006. Regional Self-reliance and Economic Development: The Pembrokeshire Case. Local Economy 21 (4) pp. 391-408. 10.1080/02690940600951998 Cadair

Fuller-Love, N., Midmore, P., Thomas, D., Henley, A. 2006. Euro-Commentary : Scenario Analysis and Regional Economic Development: The Case of Mid Wales. European Urban and Regional Studies 13 (2) pp. 143-149. 10.1177/0969776406062523 Cadair

Thankappan, S., Midmore, P., Jenkins, T. 2006. Conserving energy in smallholder agriculture: A multi-objective programming case study of northwest India. Ecological Economics 56 (2) pp. 190-208. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.01.017 Cadair

Midmore, P., Munday, M., Roberts, A. 2006. Assessing industry linkages in regional input-output tables. Regional Studies 40 (3) pp. 329-343. 10.1080/00343400600631673 Other Cadair


Midmore, P.R., Moore-Colyer, R. 2005. Cherished Heartland: Future of the Uplands in Wales. Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cardiff Cadair

Padel, S., Midmore, P. 2005. The development of the European market for organic products: insights from a Delphi study. British Food Journal 107 (8) pp. 626-647. 10.1108/00070700510611011 Cadair

Sanders, J., Lampkin, N.H., Midmore, P., Stolze, M. 2005. A policy impact model for organic farming in Switzerland. In U. Köpke., U. Niggli., D. Neuhoff., P. Cornish., W. Lockeretz., H. Willer. (eds) Researching Sustainable Systems: First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). International Society of Organic Agriculture Research pp. 342-345. Cadair Other


Scott, A., Christie, M., Midmore, P.R. 2004. Impact of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Britain: implications for rural studies. Journal of Rural Studies 20 (1) pp. 1-14. 10.1016/S0743-0167(03)00032-9 Cadair

Karagiannis, G., Midmore, P., Tzouvelekas, V. 2004. Parametric decomposition of output growth using a stochastic input distance function. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86 (4) pp. 1044-1057. 10.1111/j.0002-9092.2004.00652.x Other Cadair


Midmore, P.R., Sherwood, A., Roughley, G. 2001. Policy reform and the sustainability of farming in the uplands of the United Kingdom: conflicts between environment and social support. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 3 (1) pp. 43-63. 10.1080/15239080108559293 Cadair


Midmore, P., Whittaker, J. 2000. Economics for sustainable rural systems. Ecological Economics 35 (2) pp. 173-189. 10.1016/S0921-8009(00)00195-6 Cadair


Midmore, P.R., Sherwood, A., Hughes, G., Jenkins, T., Roughley, G., Russell, S. 1998. LFA policy in Wales: A review of the socio-economic and environmental effects of the HLCA scheme. Welsh Institute of Rural Studies, Aberystwyth Cadair