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Sales Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries

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  • Ciaian, Pavel
  • Kancs, d'Artis
  • Swinnen, Johan F.M.
  • Van Herck, Kristine
  • Vranken, Liesbet

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All agricultural markets are subjected to institutional regulations that – in one way or another –affect the functioning of these markets, and this is no different for the agricultural land market in the EU. In this paper, we describe the existing regulations in the sales markets for agricultural land in selected EU member states and candidate countries. The analysis focuses on three types of sales market regulations and institutions: quantity regulations, price regulations and transaction costs. The differences in the regulatory framework between land acquisition and ownership by domestic and foreign investors are analysed, as well as the taxes associated with land sales and ownership, zoning regulations and market imperfections.

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  • Ciaian, Pavel & Kancs, d'Artis & Swinnen, Johan F.M. & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Sales Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries," Working Papers 120249, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
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    1. DRABIK, Dušan & RAJČà NIOVà , Miroslava, 2014. "Agricultural Land Market In Slovakia Under The New Land Acquisition Law," Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE), Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra Provider-Homepage: http://www.roaae.org;Association of Agricultural Economists in Slovakia (APES), vol. 17(2).
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    3. Ciaian, Pavel, & Kancs, d’Artis & Swinnen, Jo & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Key Issues and Developments in Farmland Sales Markets in the EU Member States and Candidate Countries," Factor Markets Working Papers 114, Centre for European Policy Studies.
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    5. Latruffe , Laure & Minvie, Jean Joseph & Salanié, Julien, 2013. "The Role of Environmental and Land Transaction Regulations on Agricultural Land Price: The example of Brittany," Factor Markets Working Papers 164, Centre for European Policy Studies.
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    8. Pavel Ciaian & d'Artis Kancs & Dusan Drabik, 2016. "Land Markets in Europe: Institutions and Market Outcomes," EERI Research Paper Series EERI RP 2016/10, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
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    13. Ciaian, Pavel, & Kancs, d’Artis & Swinnen, Jo & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Sales Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries," Factor Markets Working Papers 116, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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