This paper investigates the relationship between EU agricultural subsidies and agricultural labor productivity growth by estimating a conditional convergence growth model. We use more representative subsidy indicators and a wider coverage (panel data from 213 EU regions over the period 2004–2014) than have been used before. We find that, on average, EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies increase agricultural labor productivity growth, but this aggregate effect hides important heterogeneity of effects of different types of subsidies. The positive effect on productivity comes from decoupled subsidies, that is, Pillar I decoupled payments and some Pillar II payments. Coupled Pillar I subsidies have the opposite effect: they slow down productivity growth.
Subsidies and agricultural productivity in the EU / M. Garrone, D. Emmers, H. Lee, A. Olper, J. Swinnen. - In: AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0169-5150. - 50:6(2019 Nov), pp. 803-817.
|Titolo:||Subsidies and agricultural productivity in the EU|
OLPER, ALESSANDRO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||agricultural labor productivity; agricultural subsidies; conditional convergence growth model; panel data analysis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/agec.12526|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|