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Christopher Ritson

Christopher Ritson
Christopher Ritson is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Marketing at Newcastle University. He was formerly Head of the University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing, and from 1992 – 2002 Dean (Head) of the Faculty of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. He is author or co-author of 20 books and monographs, and numerous articles, many concerned with various aspects of European agricultural and food policy and, more recently, consumer attitudes to food quality and safety. He coordinated the consumer part of the large EU Framework 6 research project on quality and safety aspects of organic and low-input food. He served for nine years on the National Food Survey Committee, and followed this with eight years as a member of the joint Department of Health/Ministry of Agriculture Food Advisory Committee. From 2000 to 2008 he was Deputy Chairman of the Home Grown Cereals Authority. He was a founder member of the Food Standards Agency’s Research Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the Agency’s Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, acting as its “ethical” specialist. He was Chairman of the Agriculture sub-Panel for the 2001 University Research Assessment Exercise. He is a Trustee Director of the Food Ethics Council.

Christopher Ritson is acting as a judge and is on the panel of the debate on Progress and Sustainability in the 21st Century at Newcastle University Year of Sustainability School debate event on 14th November 2011

Books by Christopher Ritson

The Common Agricultural Policy by Christopher Ritson
The Common Agricultural Policy (Second Edition) by Christopher Ritson and David Harvey (Eds)

This edition has been updated to include coverage of several major developments, such as general CAP reform, the General Agreement on Tarrifs and Trade (GATT), expansion of the European Union, and relationships with Eastern Europe. It puts a greater emphasis on the needs of students, lecturers, research workers and practitioners in agricultural and food economics, policy and marketing.

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Selected Publications

Mitchell Ness, Mary Brennan, Elizabeth Oughton, Christopher Ritson, Eric Ruto (2010) "Modelling consumer behavioural intentions towards food with implications for marketing quality low-input and organic food". Food Quality and Preference, Vol 21, issue 1, pp 100-111.

Bogue, J and Ritson, C. (2006) "Population, Heath and Risk Factors in a Transition Economy". Journal of Consumer Policy, Vol 29, pp 279-300.

Petrovici DA, Ritson C and Ness M (2003) “The Theory of Reasoned Action and Food Choice: Insights from a Transitional Economy” Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Management, Vol 15 No 3.

Frewer LJ, Miles S, Brennan M, Kuznesof S and Ritson C (2002) “Public Preferences for Informed Choice Under Conditions of Risk Uncertainty” Public Understanding of Science 11(4).

Agro-Food Marketing (1997) (with D Padberg and L-M Albisu), 492 pp, CAB International, Wallingford, ISBN 085199 143 2 Hbk, ISBN 0 85199 144 0 Pbk,

The Common Agricultural Policy (1997) (with DR Harvey), 440 pp, CAB International, Wallingford, ISBN 0 85198 988 8.

C Ritson (1997) "Marketing, Agriculture and Economics - Presidential Address". Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 48, No. 3.

C Ritson and A Swinbank (1995) "The impact of the GATT agreement on EU fruit and vegetable policy". Food Policy, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp 339-357.

C Ritson (1982) "Agricultural Economics: Principles and Policy", 409pp+xiii, (ISA edition), Westview Press, Colorado, ISBN 0 86531 453 5.

C Ritson and S Tangermann (1980) "The Economcis and Politics of Monetary Compensatory Amounts". European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 6, issue 2, pp 121-164.

C Ritson (1972) "Economic Growth and the Optimum Scale of Enterprise in Farming". Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol XXIII, No.3, pp 251-256.

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