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Romanian Scrappage Program 2005-2013 - An Incremental Public Policy


  • Andreea Roxana RACEANU

    () (College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration)


The program of renewing the Romanian motor vehicle fleet is part of the environment policies. Also known as "Rabla" (Clunker) Program, it began in 2005 and has been implemented each year since in different political contexts (9 governmental formulas). Within the program, approximately 480,000 old cars were scrapped and replaced by approximately 225,000 new cars. The purpose of this article is to analyze the policy of renewing the motor vehicle fleet of Romania, focusing on the next objectives: (O1) a clear and objective presentation of the coordinates of the program for its entire implementation period (2005-2013 and 2014 to the degree possible) by synthesizing the existing official information and data concerning the initiation of the program, its implementation mechanism and the results obtained, all these being correlated to other data that characterize the motor vehicle market of Romania; (O2) presentation of the context in which the policy was born and implemented (international regulations, Romania's accession to the EU, world economic depression, and other joint policies); (O3) analysis of the decision-making model that characterizes the policy, by considering the specialty literature; (O4) discussion on the efficiency of this policy in connection to its decision-making framework. A series of diagrams and images accompany the text. They depict the numbers connected to the results of the program and the implementation mechanism.

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  • Andreea Roxana RACEANU, 2014. "Romanian Scrappage Program 2005-2013 - An Incremental Public Policy," Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy Journal, College of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, vol. 2(4), pages 181-211, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:nup:jrmdke:v:2:y:2014:i:4:p:181-211

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