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.



Realising the Potential of European Agricultural Science ImpactsMidmore, P. 2018 In : EuroChoices.17, 1, p. 31 p.
Agricultural science research impact in the Eastern European Union Member StatesMidmore, P. 2017 In : Studies in Agricultural Economics.119, 1, p. 1-1010 p.
Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Rural Development Analysis: The Case of Agricultural Intensification in LebanonHamade, K., Malorgio, G. & Midmore, P. 2015 In : Journal of Agricultural Economics.66, 2, p. 492-51827 p.
Connectedness and SME Financing in Post-communist Economies: Evidence from UzbekistanRuziev, K. & Midmore, P. 2015 In : Journal of Development Studies.51, 5, p. 586-602
'Ground Truths’ and Scenarios: Examining and Testing Regional Policy in North West WalesJames, R. F., Midmore, P. R. & Thomas, D. A. 2013 In : Local Economy.28, 6, p. 643-662
Public Sector Size and PeripheralityJames, R., Midmore, P. & Thomas, D. 2012 In : Spatial Economic Analysis.7, 4, p. 447-46014 p.
Agriculture’s Inter-industry Linkages, Aggregation Bias and Rural Policy ReformsLindberg, G., Midmore, P. & Surry, Y. 2012 In : Journal of Agricultural Economics.63, 3, p. 552-57523 p.
The Demand for Organic and Conventional Produce in London, UK: A System ApproachFourmouzi, V., Genius, M. & Midmore, P. 2012 In : Journal of Agricultural Economics.63, 3, p. 677-69317 p.
Trans-European comparison of motivations and attitudes of occasional consumers of organic productsMidmore, P., Francois, M. & Ness, M. 2011 In : NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences.58, 3-4, p. 73-786 p.
The impact of CAP reform on regional employment: A multi-country, multi-modelling cross-country approach.Mattas, K., Arfini, F., Midmore, P., Schmitz, M. & Surry, Y. 2011 p. 251-26414 p.
Landscape conservation and economic interdependence: a case-study of Welsh National Parks and the Regional EconomyMidmore, P. 2011 15 p.
The evaluation of rural development policy: macro and micro perspectivesMidmore, P. R., Partridge, M. D., Olfert, M. R. & Ali, K. 2010 In : EuroChoices.9, 1, p. 24-296 p.
Models of rural development and approaches to analysis evaluation and decision-makingHodge, I. & Midmore, P. R. 2008 In : Economie Rurale.307, p. 23-3816 p.
Entrepreneurship and rural economic development: a scenario analysis approachFuller-Love, N., Midmore, P. R., Thomas, D. A. & Henley, A. G. 2006 In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.12, 5, p. 289-30517 p.
Regional Self-reliance and Economic Development: The Pembrokeshire CaseMidmore, P. & Thomas, D. 2006 In : Local Economy.21, 4, p. 391-408
Euro-Commentary : Scenario Analysis and Regional Economic Development: The Case of Mid WalesFuller-Love, N., Midmore, P., Thomas, D. & Henley, A. 2006 In : European Urban and Regional Studies.13, 2, p. 143-1497 p.
Conserving energy in smallholder agriculture: A multi-objective programming case study of northwest IndiaThankappan, S., Midmore, P. & Jenkins, T. 2006 In : Ecological Economics.56, 2, p. 190-20819 p.
Assessing industry linkages in regional input-output tablesMidmore, P., Munday, M. & Roberts, A. 2006 In : Regional Studies.40, 3, p. 329-34315 p.
Cherished Heartland: Future of the Uplands in WalesMidmore, P. R. & Moore-Colyer, R. 2005 Cardiff: Institute of Welsh Affairs. 45 p.
The development of the European market for organic products: insights from a Delphi studyPadel, S. & Midmore, P. 2005 In : British Food Journal.107, 8, p. 626-64722 p.
A policy impact model for organic farming in SwitzerlandSanders, J., Lampkin, N. H., Midmore, P. & Stolze, M. 2005 Researching Sustainable Systems: First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). Köpke, U., Niggli, U., Neuhoff, D., Cornish, P., Lockeretz, W. & Willer, H. (eds.). International Society of Organic Agriculture Research, p. 342-3454 p.
Impact of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Britain: implications for rural studies.Scott, A., Christie, M. & Midmore, P. R. 2004 In : Journal of Rural Studies.20, 1, p. 1-1414 p.
Parametric decomposition of output growth using a stochastic input distance functionKaragiannis, G., Midmore, P. & Tzouvelekas, V. 2004 In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics.86, 4, p. 1044-105714 p.
Policy reform and the sustainability of farming in the uplands of the United Kingdom: conflicts between environment and social supportMidmore, P. R., Sherwood, A-M. & Roughley, G. 2001 In : Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.3, 1, p. 43-63
Economics for sustainable rural systemsMidmore, P. & Whittaker, J. 2000 In : Ecological Economics.35, 2, p. 173-18917 p.
LFA policy in Wales: A review of the socio-economic and environmental effects of the HLCA schemeMidmore, P. R., Sherwood, A-M., Hughes, G., Jenkins, T., Roughley, G. & Russell, S. 1998 Aberystwyth: Welsh Institute of Rural Studies. 154 p.