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David Stead

Lecturer

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167661
Email: david.stead@ucd.ie

Biography

2011-2012: President of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland;
2006-date: Lecturer in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy, UCD (tenured);
2001-2005: Lecturer in Economic History, Department of Economics, University of York, UK (permanent);
1998-2002: D.Phil., Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1997.
Title: University of Cambridge Wrenbury Scholarship in Political Economy; Evanthia Sofianou Prize for Economics; College Senior Scholarship; College Book Prize.
Year: 1997.
Title: UK Economic and Social Research Council Studentship (one year)
Year: 1998.
Title: UK Economic and Social Research Council Studentship (three years)
Year: 2011.
Title: President of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI)

Associations

Association: Agricultural Economics Society; Economic and Social History Society of Ireland; Economic History Society; Agricultural History Society of Ireland; British Agricultural History Society; Irish Environmental History Network., Function/Role: Member
Association: Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI), Function/Role: Current Treasurer and Council Member (and former President)
     

Conference Contributions

Stead, D. R. (2014) TBA. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Agricultural History Society Spring Conference, Marcham, Oxfordshire , 07-APR-14 - 09-APR-14.
Stead, D. R. (2013) The farm records of Reverend Ralph Sadleir, Castleknock, 1857-61. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, Galway , 22-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13.
Stead, D. R. (2013) Conference organising committee; session chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin , 07-NOV-13 - 07-NOV-13.
Stead, D. R. (2012) Presentation ceremony: Honorary Life Memberships. [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin , 18-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12.
Stead, D. R.; (2012) Agricultural policy lessons from the long, hot Irish summer of 1976. [International Refereed Conference], World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin , 14-MAY-12 - 17-MAY-12.
Stead, D. R.; (2012) Agricultural policy lessons from the long, hot Irish summer of 1976. [Invited Oral Presentation], 20th Meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network, Dublin , 15-MAR-12 - 15-MAR-12.
Stead, D. R.; (2012) Agricultural policy in hot, dry summers: lessons from a case study of Ireland in 1976. [Oral Presentation], Irish Quantitative History Group Meeting, Dublin , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12.
Stead, D. R. (2012) Chief organiser; seminar chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Early Career Researcher Seminar, Dublin , 19-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12.
Stead, D. R. (2012) Agricultural policy lessons from the long, hot Irish summer of 1976. [Invited Oral Presentation], School of Humanities history seminar series, De Montfort University, Leicester , 31-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12.
Stead, D. R. ; (2012) Member of local organising committee; session chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Association of Agricultural Economists 123rd Seminar, Dublin , 23-FEB-12 - 24-FEB-12.
Stead, D. R. (2012) Chief conference organiser; chaired two sessions. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin , 18-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12.
Stead, D. R.; (2011) Agricultural policy in hot, dry summers: lessons from a case study of Ireland in 1976. [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin , 24-NOV-11 - 24-NOV-11.
Stead, D. R.; (2011) Presidential Address: 'Path dependence, long-run change and policy lessons from the past'. [Keynote Address], AGM of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland, Dublin , 10-MAR-11 - 10-MAR-11.
Stead, D. R.; (2011) Programme Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference & Young Researcher Seminar, Dublin , 24-NOV-11 - 25-NOV-11.
Stead, D. R.; (2010) Session chair. [Chaired Session], Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin , 14-OCT-10 - 14-OCT-10.
Stead, D. R.; (2010) Climate change policy: lessons from the summer of 1976. [Oral Presentation], Irish Rural Studies Symposium, Cork , 31-AUG-10 - 31-AUG-10.
Stead, D. R.; (2009) Economic change in West Cork since c.1960. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the UK Agricultural Economics Society, Dublin , 31-MAR-09 - 01-APR-09.
Stead, D. R.; (2009) Economic Change in West Cork since 1960. [Oral Presentation], Irish Rural Studies Symposium, Athenry , 01-SEP-09 - 01-SEP-09.
Stead, D. R.; (2009) Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Seminar. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Agriculture and Agribusiness in the Economic Crisis, UCD , 29-OCT-09 - 29-OCT-09.
Stead, D. R.; (2009) Economic change in West Cork since c.1960. [Oral Presentation], Irish Quantitative History Group Meeting, Dublin , 30-JAN-09 - 30-JAN-09.
Stead, D. R.; (2007) Europe's Mansholt Plan forty years on. [International Refereed Conference], 16th International Farm Management Congress, Cork , 15-JUL-07 - 20-JUN-07.
Stead, D. R.; (2007) Discussant of keynote paper. [Invited Oral Presentation], Agricultural History Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Glenveagh National Park , 15-JUN-07 - 17-JUN-07.
Stead, D. R.; (2007) Member of Conference Scientific Committee; session chair. [Chaired Session], 16th International Farm Management Congress, Cork , 15-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07.

Committees

Committee : School Postgraduate Education Committee
Committee : BAgrSc Programme Timetabling Committee
Committee : BAgrSc Promotion of Academic Programmes Committee
Committee : Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Council
 

Education

Year 1997 Institution: University of Cambridge
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: University of Oxford
Qualification: DPhil Subject: 'Crops and Contracts: Land Tenure in England, c.1700-1850'
Year 2003 Institution: University of York
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate Subject: Academic Practice
Year 1998 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: MSc Subject:
       

Other Activities

Referee for:
Bulletin of Economic Research, Journal of Economic History, European Review of Economic History, Research in Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Economic History Review (x4), Agricultural History Review (x3), Active Learning in Higher Education, Ashgate Publishing, McGraw-Hill Education, Manchester University Press, Pickering & Chatto,
Wiley/Blackwell (x2).

External examiner for Trinity College, Dublin (MLitt thesis); Dublin Institute of Technology/Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (suspected academic misconduct panel of inquiry).
Internal examiner for 3 PhD thesis candidates; chair of 2 PhD Examination Committees.
Judge at Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland's Young Researcher Seminar (2010).

Media: Irish Farmers Journal; UCD Today; Irish Examiner; BBC Radio 4.

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Stead, DR; (2011) 'Economic change in south-west Ireland, 1960-2009'. Rural History, 22 :115-146. [DOI] [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2008) 'Guest editorial: the birth of the CAP'. Eurochoices, 7 (2):6-12. [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2007) 'The Mansholt Plan forty years on'. Eurochoices, 6 (3):40-45. [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2006) 'Delegated risk in English agriculture, 1750-1850: the labour market'. Labour History Review, 71 (2):123-144. [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2005) 'A review of the one-minute paper'. Active Learning in Higher Education, 6 (2):118-131. [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2004) 'Risk and risk management in English agriculture, c. 1750-1850'. Economic History Review, 57 (2):334-361. [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'The mobility of English tenant farmers, c. 1700-1850'. Agricultural History Review, 51 (2):173-189. [Details]
       

Editorial

Guest Editor; (2008) EuroChoices, 7(2), special section on 'The Common Agricultural Policy at Fifty'. Editorial [Details]
                       

Electronic Publication

Stead, D. R.; (2007) 'Common Agricultural Policy' (updated entry). Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Stead, D. R. ; (2004) 'Agricultural tenures and tithes'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'David Ricardo'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'Arthur Young'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'Thomas Robert Malthus'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'Common Agricultural Policy'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2003) 'William Marshall'. Whaples, R. (ed.), EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]

Book Reviews

Stead, D. R.; (2011) Review of A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Rural History, 22: 273-4: Book Reviews [Details]
Stead, D. R. ; (2010) Review of A History of Irish Farming, 1750-1950. Agricultural History, 84: 415-6: Book Reviews [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2004) Review of The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873. Landscape History, 26: 118-9: Book Reviews [Details]
Stead, D. R.; (2001) Review of Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain. Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
                                                   

Invited Review Articles

Stead, D. R.; (2002) The Victorian countryside a hundred years on. Rural History, 13(2): 243-51: Invited Review Articles [Details]
 

Research

Research Interests

Agricultural, food, environmental and rural economics/policy in long-run perspective.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Develop and test a range of practical supports for the promotion and support of share farming
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-JUN-15
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : The identification of success factors for partnerships and share farming
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-JUN-13
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Cross Compliance - Professional Support to Farmers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 30-JUN-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Climate Change Policy: Learning from the Past. A Pilot Study of Ireland's Rural Economy in the Summer of 1976.
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11

Recent Postgraduates

Lorcan Dooley, MAgrSc, from 2011.
Gavin McKenna, MAgrSc, from 2010.

Current Postgraduate Students

Michael Keane, Agriculture (MSc(Agr))   -   Thesis Supervisor
Robert O'Shea, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201300   AERD40070     Agribus Extension & Rural Dev: Main Project
201300   AERD40050     Agribus Extension & Rural Dev: Food and Agricultural Policy
201300   AERD30030     Agribus Extension & Rural Dev: Agri-Environmental Economics