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Agriculture productivity gains and their distribution for the main EU members


  • Jean-Philippe BOUSSEMART

    () (Univ. Lille, CNRS, IESEG School of Management and LEM-UMR 9221)


    (IESEG School of Management and LEM-CNRS (UMR 9221))


This article seeks to highlight the performance of the farm sector in the main EU countries. Based on the productivity surplus account method (PSAM), our performance analysis includes all elements of the profit and loss account, which is one of the limits of the traditional index number approach. Moreover, this method also shows the way in which productivity gains observed in each country have been distributed among the main stakeholders. A specific focus is on the state’s as well as the farmers’ roles in this distribution game.

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  • Jean-Philippe BOUSSEMART & Raluca PARVULESCU, 2019. "Agriculture productivity gains and their distribution for the main EU members," Working Papers 2019-EQM-07, IESEG School of Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:ies:wpaper:e201721

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    : productivity surplus accounting method; total factor productivity; agricultural sector; common agricultural policy;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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