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University economics expert appointed to government advisory panel
University economics expert Professor Rob Fraser has been appointed to sit on a new government panel of academic economists that will assess and advise on how environmental regulation and policy impacts on the food and rural sectors of the UK economy.
Professor Fraser, of the School of Economics, joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Economic Advisory Panel for its first meeting in late September.
The panel has been established to provide advice, support and new research insights to Defras economists and policy-makers.
Professor Fraser said: I think one of the key issues for this panel will be to advise Defra on how to manage the conflict in the UKs land use policy between food security, energy security and environmental conservation.
Professor Fraser is Professor of Agricultural Economics and has an international research reputation as a policy economist. He has previously been an academic consultant to the UKs Food Standards Agency, the Scottish, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian governments, the World Bank and the OECD.
Story published at 4:26pm 5 October 2012