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Farm-household investment behaviour and the CAP decoupling: Methodological issues in assessing policy impacts

  • Viaggi, Davide
  • Raggi, Meri
  • Gomez y Paloma, Sergio

The objective of this paper is to compare and discuss the role of farm-household surveys and farm-household models in assessing the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, focusing in particular on the effects of 2003 decoupling on farm investment behaviour. The paper compares two specific approaches: (i) in-depth face-to-face interviews with farm-householders and (ii) mathematical programming models of individual farm-households. The effects of decoupling estimated by these two approaches coincide in a majority of cases, while the differences suggest relevant complementarities. Altogether the paper suggests a wider scope for using mixed methodologies in assessing CAP policy impacts.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 127-145

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