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Decoupled Subsidies and the Localization of Agriculture


  • Kilkenny, Maureen
  • Daniel, Karine


Dans la perspective d'un accroissement du degr� de d�couplage des soutiens publics � l'agriculture, cet article traite la question de l'impact du mode d'attribution des subventions sur la localisation des activit�s agricoles et agro-industrielles. Un mod�le d'�conomie g�ographique comptant deux r�gions dont les secteurs agricole et agro-industriel sont verticalement li�s, permet de traiter cette question. Nous montrons que des aides diff�renci�es selon la nature des outputs, donc coupl�es, peuvent favoriser la dispersion g�ographique des activit�s. Ce mode d'attribution des aides directes est utilis� dans l'Union europ�enne. Des aides attribu�es de mani�re indiff�renci�e � tous les agriculteurs, donc plus d�coupl�es, favorisent l'agglom�ration des activit�s industrielles. Ainsi, le passage d'un type d'aide � l'autre, soit le d�couplage des aides directes � l'agriculture, favoriserait l'agglom�ration des activit�s.

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  • Kilkenny, Maureen & Daniel, Karine, 2002. "Decoupled Subsidies and the Localization of Agriculture," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10184, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10184

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