CAP subsidies and the productivity of EU farms

Rizov, Marian and Pokrivcak, Jan and Ciaian, Pavel (2013) CAP subsidies and the productivity of EU farms. Working Paper. FACTOR MARKETS project.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of subsidies from the common agricultural policy on the total factor productivity of farms in the EU. We employ a structural, semi-parametric estimation algorithm, directly incorporating the effect of subsidies into a model of unobserved productivity. We empirically study the effects using samples from the Farm Accountancy Data Network for EU-15 countries. Our main findings are clear: subsidies had a negative impact on farm productivity in the period before the decoupling reform was implemented; after decoupling the effect of subsidies on productivity was more nuanced, as in several countries it turned positive.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Contributing institution: Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra (SAU)
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 12282
Depositing User: Marian Rizov
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:05
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12282

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