CAP subsidies and the productivity of EU farms

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

Download (373kB) | Preview


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: 02 Apr 2019 10:09

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year