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Struktur-, Effizienz- und Einkommenswirkungen von Direktzahlungen

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  • Happe, Kathrin
  • Balmann, Alfons

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The paper analyses various forms of direct payments using the agent-based model AgriPoliS. The model is fitted to the agricultural region 'Hohenlohe' in Baden-Württemberg which is characterised by intensive livestock farming. The policy simulations show that decoupled payments which are attached to land do not have significant effects on structural change, competitiveness, and income as compared to the current Agenda 2000 policy. In order to reach a significant and lasting effect on the competitiveness of agriculture direct payments would have to be granted independently of production, land use, and farming activity in general. In order to ensure a sufficient degree of land management, area payments should be decreased to an extent which is just necessary to maintain certain land management standards. In an agricultural region where most land is leased, such a policy would break with the effect that only a small fraction of the income payment stays with the tenant, but is transferred to the land owner. It is especially the farms with a growth potential and a high share of rented land that would benefit from such a policy. The final section of the paper discusses the results in the light of the used modelling approach and with respect to future policy formation.

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Article provided by Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department for Agricultural Economics in its journal German Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 51 (2002)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:gjagec:98266

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Keywords: agent based systems; direct payments; policy analysis; Agricultural and Food Policy; Land Economics/Use;

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  1. Berger, Thomas, 2001. "Agent-based spatial models applied to agriculture: a simulation tool for technology diffusion, resource use changes and policy analysis," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 25(2-3), pages 245-260, September.
  2. Balmann, Alfons & Happe, Kathrin & Kellermann, Konrad & Kleingarn, Anne, 2001. "Adjustment Costs Of Agri-Environmental Policy Switchings - A Multi-Agent Approach," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20506, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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  1. Breustedt, Gunnar, 2003. "Grundsätzliche Überlegungen zu einer Entkopplung der Direktzahlungen in der EU," German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department for Agricultural Economics, vol. 52(3).
  2. Kathrin Happe & Alfons Balmann & Konrad Kellermann, 2003. "Structural, efficiency and income effects of direct payments: an analysis of different payment schemes for the German region 'Hohenlohe'," Others 0308001, EconWPA.
  3. Mack, Gabriele & Möhring, Anke & Ferjani, Ali & Zimmermann, Albert & Mann, Stefan, 2013. "Transfer of single farm payment entitlements to farm successors: impact on structural change and rental prices in Switzerland," Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), issue 2, August.
  4. Manegold, Dirk, 2003. "Aspekte Gemeinsamer Agrarpolitik 2002," German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department for Agricultural Economics, vol. 52(1).
  5. Happe, Kathrin & Balmann, Alfons, 2003. "Structural, Efficiency And Income Effects Of Direct Payments - An Agent-Based Analysis Of Alternative Payment Schemes For The German Region Of Hohenlohe," 2003 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, 2003, Durban, South Africa 25920, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  6. Sahrbacher, Christoph, 2011. "Regional structural change in European agriculture: Effects of decoupling and EU accession," Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Leib­niz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), volume 60, number 60.
  7. Roeder, Norbert & Kantelhardt, Jochen & Kapfer, Martin, 2006. "Impact of the CAP Reform on Small-Scaled Grassland Regions in Bavaria, Germany," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25383, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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