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Impact of the European Enlargement and Cap Reforms on Agricultural Markets. Much Ado About Nothing? The

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  • Beghin, John C.
  • Beghin, John C.
  • Dong, Fengxia
  • Elobeid, Amani
  • Fuller, Frank H.
  • Matthey, Holger
  • Tokgoz, Simla
  • Wailes, Eric J.

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Policy reforms in the EU require careful consideration because the EU is a significant player in international agricultural markets for many commodities. We analyze the effects on world agricultural markets of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and the accession of ten new member states (NMS) to the EU on May 1, 2004. Given past reforms, changes introduced in the 2003 CAP have only a moderate impact on the EU-15, causing small decreases in production for most commodities and raising domestic prices marginally. Beef, rice, and dairy experience the greatest changes. Accession leads to substantial increases in domestic prices of several commodities in the ten NMS because their prices were historically below EU-15 prices. Consequently, consumption of agricultural products in these countries decreases while production rises. Trade with the NMS causes EU-15 prices to decline modestly, and the two reforms combined have moderate or negligible effects on world markets.

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  • Beghin, John C. & Beghin, John C. & Dong, Fengxia & Elobeid, Amani & Fuller, Frank H. & Matthey, Holger & Tokgoz, Simla & Wailes, Eric J., 2005. "Impact of the European Enlargement and Cap Reforms on Agricultural Markets. Much Ado About Nothing? The," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12731, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:12731
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    1. Yu, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) & Tokgoz, Simla & Wailes, Eric J. & Chavez, Eddie C., 2009. "A Quantitative Analysis of Trade Policy Responses to High Agricultural Commodity Prices," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51805, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Graham Brookes & Tun-Hsiang (Edward) Yu & Simla Tokgoz & Amani Elobeid, 2010. "Production and Price Impact of Biotech Crops, The," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 10-wp503, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
    3. Ahmed, Wasim & Hussain, Safdar & Jafar, Rana Muhammad Sohail & Guang-Ju, Wang & Rabnawaz, Ambar & Saqib, Zulkaif Ahmed & JianZhou, Yang, 2016. "Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Dairy Industry in China," MPRA Paper 70385, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    CAP reform; common agricultural policy; EU enlargement; European agriculture; new member states;

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