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Testing the Intensification Hypothesis for EU Agriculture

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  • Caraveli, H.
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    This paper tests the so called "intensification hypothesis" for EU agriculture based on a panel data over the period 1961-1994. The empirical results indicate the acceptance of this hypothesis for all countries, except Portugal. Nevertheless, on statistical grounds, the intensification hypothesis holds only marginally for Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark and Germany. Thus, increased price support in EU agriculture, is likely to lead to output increases, which in turn will result in a higher fertiliser/hectare ratio, i.e., in greater intensification of production and possibly in even more negative environmental impacts.

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    Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of International and European Economic Studies in its series Athens University of Economics and Business with number 103.

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    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:athebu:103

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    Keywords: TESTING ; AGRICULTURE ; REGRESSION ANALYSIS;

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