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A multi-level cost benefit approach for regulatory decision support in food safety and quality assurance scenarios


  • Fritz, Melanie
  • Schiefer, Gerhard


In complex policy decision situations where policy objectives can only be reached through appropriate activities of individual actors with own decision authority and individual objectives, the classical approaches for measuring the effects of regulatory initiatives through cost-benefit or related types of analysis do not provide the appropriate information for decision support. This paper discusses a framework for a multi-level analysis approach that could provide decision support in multi-level policy decision situations.

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  • Fritz, Melanie & Schiefer, Gerhard, 2008. "A multi-level cost benefit approach for regulatory decision support in food safety and quality assurance scenarios," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44274, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44274

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    1. Melanie Fritz & Gerhard Schiefer, 2008. "Food chain management for sustainable food system development: a European research agenda," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(4), pages 440-452.

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    cost-benefit analysis; multi-level analysis; policy decision support; impact assessment; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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