Implementation of EU Agri-Environmental Measures at the Regional Level: Economic and Political Constraints
Massimo Peri and
Alessandro Olper ()
No 24777, 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark from European Association of Agricultural Economists
In this paper we apply a political objective function approach developed by Salhofer and Glebe (2004) to explain the high variability of agri-environmental program implementation at the EU regional level. The analysis covers 55 EU regions during the period 2001-2002, using basic data extracted from the Common Monitoring Indicators collected by the UE Commission for the programme's evaluation process. The main results indicate that the area covered by agri-environmental programs increases in regions where budget constraints are less severe and where the social demand for environmental amenities is more relevant. Moreover, agri-environmental programs are negatively related to the participation opportunity cost and show a non linear relation with the farmer's political weight.
Keywords: agri-environmental measures; CAP; regional and agricultural policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Q18; Q24; Q28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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