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Prices, Land Tenure Institutions, and Geography: A Matching Analysis of Farmland Abandonment in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe

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  • Jennifer Alix-Garcia
  • Tobias Kuemmerl
  • Volker C. Radeloff
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    This paper uses remote sensing data from 1989 to 2000 to examine the impacts of price liberalization, land tenure, and biophysical characteristics on farmland abandonment in the border region of Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Using regression analysis and matching estimators, we find that differences in biophysical characteristics, rather than in tenure systems, best explain the variation in abandonment rates within Poland. The difference in abandonment rates between Poland and Slovakia partially results from differences in land reform strategy, and abandonment in Ukraine takes a unique trajectory because of the incompleteness of the land reform and the lack of outside opportunities for residents.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 88 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 425-443

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:88:y:2012:iii:1:p:425-443

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    1. Müller, Daniel & Leitão, Pedro J. & Sikor, Thomas, 2013. "Comparing the determinants of cropland abandonment in Albania and Romania using boosted regression trees," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 117(C), pages 66-77.

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