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Quantitative Analysis of European Union Agriculture Performance


  • Marian Reiff

    (University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia)

  • Kvetoslava Surmanova

    (University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia)

  • Adam P. Balcerzak

    (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

  • Michal Bernard Pietrzak

    (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)


The main aim of the article is to analyze differences of agriculture performance across the European Union countries in the years 2010-2013. The special attention was devoted to the results obtained by New Member States. The research was conducted with application of multiple criteria analysis tools: the method proposed by Hellwig and Ward’s clustering method. The research was based on the collection of the World Bank development indicators. It confirms the existence of significant disparity in the performance of agricultural sector between the old and new member states that joined the UE after the year 2004.

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  • Marian Reiff & Kvetoslava Surmanova & Adam P. Balcerzak & Michal Bernard Pietrzak, 2016. "Quantitative Analysis of European Union Agriculture Performance," Working Papers 32/2016, Institute of Economic Research, revised Aug 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:pes:wpaper:2016:no32

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    1. Tomasz Rokicki & Aleksandra Perkowska & Bogdan Klepacki & Piotr Bórawski & Aneta Bełdycka-Bórawska & Konrad Michalski, 2021. "Changes in Energy Consumption in Agriculture in the EU Countries," Energies, MDPI, vol. 14(6), pages 1-21, March.

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    Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Hellwig Method; Cluster analysis; Economic performance; Agriculture;
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    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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