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Between 1974 and 1979 he was a research economist with the Canadian Department of Agriculture, and laterly with the Economic Research Council, in Ottawa, specialising in grains and grain transportation policies. During this time he achieved some notoriety for analysis of the Crow's Nest Pass freight rates on grain and their consequences, recommending their abolition, in a publication from the Insitute of Public Policy Research, Ottawa, entitled "The Crow: Christmas Turkey or Prairie Vulture?". (The policy was finally abandoned in 1995).
He returned to Newcastle as a lecturer in 1979, under the late Professor John Ashton, when he was part of the team (including Ken Thomson, Allan Buckwell, Kevin Parton and Lionel Hubbard) responsible for the development of the "Newcastle CAP model", which achieved some prominence in European agricultural circles in the early 1980s, and resulted in Buckwell and Harvey being awarded the Irene Scizier Prize (by the European Commission) for outstanding communication! He moved to a Professorship at Reading University in 1985, where he was especially connected with a background economic study and advisory panel for the UK Agricultural and Food Research Council, and with the development of a programming model of England and Wales agriculture linked to environmental concerns: The Land Use Allocation Model (LUAM). He returned to Newcastle for a third time in 1987 to take up his present position.
His research activities have included agricultural policy analysis and the policy process; the European Common Agricultural Policy; international policy; rural and environmental policies; and R&D policy. He has been heavily involved with modelling the agricultural/environmental interface in UK agriculture, on major research awards from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council - the NERC/ESRC Land Use Programme (NELUP), and also on contracts with DEFRA, DETR, and HMT. He has also been involved with research on possible alternative policies consistent with the objectives of the GATT Uruguay round with the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, being a co-designer of the Producers' Entitlement Guarantee (PEG) proposal with colleagues at Cornell University (Harry de Gorter and David Blandford). Elements of this proposal can be found in the 1992 reform of the CAP. More recently, he and his colleagues have been involved in analysis and advice on Central European liberalisation and transition policies.
Current interests include policy and agricultural trade analysis,
use and environmental interactions, rural business trends and
and (more generally) the integration of social sciences towards a more
unified understanding of management and policy behaviours.
He became the President of the Agricultural Economics Society
(UK), in April 2004 - a one year term of office, and is currently
Editor in Chief of the Journal
of Agricultural Economics.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS). From
October 2013, he retired from teaching to become an Emeritus Professor,
though continues with the journal editorship and various occasional