An empirical assessment of the EU agricultural policy based on firm level data

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dc.contributor.author Murillo, Carmen
dc.contributor.author San Juan, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Sperlich, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-29T08:51:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-29T08:51:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of economics and statistics. 2007, vol. 227, nº 3, p. 273-294
dc.identifier.issn 0021-4027
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5794
dc.description.abstract The study focuses on testing the hypothesis that the subsidy system of the Common Agricultural Reform in 1992 (CAP'92) drove to changes in farm efficiency towards the thereby claimed objectives. With sequential applications of semiparametric methods we succeed to identify the impact of the direct payments on environmental adaptation, productivity and efficiency before and after CAP'92 without restrictive model specifications. We find that the claimed objectives of the EU subvention policy were met only partly, but that the CAP'92 was, however, a step forward. Our case study uses large Spanish data sets of animal orientated farms. This paper applies non parametric methods for policy evaluation at firm level. The study focuses on testing the hypothesis that the subsidy system of the Common Agricultural Reform in 1992 (CAP'92) drove to changes in farm efficiency towards the thereby claimed objectives. We concentrate here on animal oriented farms, in particular cattle, pig, sheep and goat farms. The correct quantification of efficiency and productivity differentials due to CAP'92 is crucial for such a policy analysis as different models can easily lead to different conclusions. Using non parametric methods we do not need to specify the production function of the farms. With sequential applications of semiparametric methods we succeed to identify the impact of the direct payments on environmental adaptation, productivity and efficiency before and after CAP'92 without restrictive model specifications. We find that the claimed objectives of the EU subvention policy were met only partly, but that the CAP'92 was - at least partly - indeed a step forward in that sense. Our case study uses large Spanish data sets of animal orientated farms. This is justified, among other reasons, by the relevance of these farms for Mediterranean forest and grazing land preservation in Spain.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by FUNCAS, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, the "Dirección General de lnvestigación del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología", project number SEJ2005-08269/ECON and SEJ2004-04583/ECON and CAM 2007/04099/001.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft
dc.title An empirical assessment of the EU agricultural policy based on firm level data
dc.type article
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dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. SEJ2005-08269/ECON
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. SEJ2004-04583/ECON
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. 2007/04099/001
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 273
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 294
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of economics and statistics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 227
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