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The Economic Size of Agricultural Holdings in Romania. Compared to the European Union Member States

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  • Popescu, Marin

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

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At the date of Romania’s accession to the European Union, our country’s agriculture had a much lower development level compared to most EU Member States and the EU average. In the present paper we try to investigate the economic size of the Romanian farms in comparison with the economic farm size in the European Union. The goal is not to copy the pattern followed by the other countries, but rather to know the level and trend of the existing gap and to draw certain conclusions with regard to the possibility of narrowing this gap under the conditions of the global economic crisis.

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  • Popescu, Marin, 2011. "The Economic Size of Agricultural Holdings in Romania. Compared to the European Union Member States," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 8(1), pages 45-63.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:8:y:2011:i:1:p:45-63
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    Keywords

    economic size; European economic size unit; subsistence and semi-subsistence farm;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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