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Jason Loughrey

Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Centre, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland H65 R718




The Agricultural Economics group in Teagasc has a staff of seven permanent researchers, three post-doctoral researchers, eight PhD students and a number of technical staff dealing with the organisation, collection and dissemination of the Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) data. The group has expertise in several key areas including macroeconomics, productivity, competitiveness, environmental sustainability, risk analysis, the Common Agricultural Policy, the farm income distribution and the factor markets operating within agriculture. Members of the group have recently published their research in high quality journals including Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Food Economics, Land Use Policy, the Agricultural Finance Review and Climate Policy. Members of the group have recently supported the organisation of the Annual conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, which took place in Dublin during April of this year. The group is actively collaborating with researchers from universities and research organisations throughout Ireland and around the world including the University of Missouri, the University of Milan, the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Newcastle University and Scotland’s Rural College.

Research area of interest for MSCA IF application: Farm Size Concentration

Jason is currently supervising one PhD student who is affiliated with NUI Galway. He has supervised a Masters student with NUI Galway and an outcome of the Master’s thesis is a publication in Agricultural and Food Economics on the topic of risk in Irish Agriculture.