The impact of CAP reform on the productivity of EU farms

Rizov, Marian and Pokrivcak, Jan and Ciaian, Pavel (2013) The impact of CAP reform on the productivity of EU farms. In: Land, labour and capital markets in European agriculture: diversity under a common policy. Swinnen, Johan F. M. and Knops, Louise, eds. Food Security and Development Policy, CEPS Paperbacks . Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, pp. 334-346. ISBN 9789461383518

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Abstract

The chapter investigates the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies on farm total factor productivity (TFP) in the European Union (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 the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) samples for the EU-15 countries. Our main findings are clear: subsidies impact negatively on farm productivity in the period before the decoupling reform was implemented; after decoupling the effect of subsidies on productivity is more nuanced and in several countries it turned positive.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 13859
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Depositing User: Marian Rizov
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 11:39
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:31
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13859

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