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|Title:||Welfare Distribution between EU Member States through Different National Decoupling Options - Implications for Spain|
|Authors:||PEREZ DOMINGUEZ IGNACIO; WIECK Christine|
|Citation:||Revista de Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales vol. 6 no. 11 p. 109-137|
|Publisher:||Asociación Española de Economía Agraria|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||In this paper an agricultural sector model is used to analyse welfare effects of different national implementation options of the CAP Reform 2003. It is shown that agricultural prices developed more favourable in a full premium decoupling scenario, since agricultural production declines more pronounced compared to a partial decoupling scenario. The use of the partial decoupling mechanism helps Member States to distribute income into less favoured areas but is not the optimal policy choice. However, if other Member States follow the same path of reform, a ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ will most likely be observed: partial decoupling appears as the preferred option for individual Member States, since high domestic production and high producer prices would be expected, but this would lead to welfare losses for consumers and taxpayers.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Prospective Technological Studies|
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