Laukkanen, Marita and Nauges, Céline (2014) Evaluating greening farm policies: a structural model for assessing agri-environmental subsidies. Land Economics, 90 (3). pp. 458-481.

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This study uses a structural econometric model to evaluate the impacts of support from a European Union agri-environmental program designed to reduce nutrient pollution from agricultural land. Drawing on a representative sample of individual grain farms, we first quantify the effects of agri-environmental payments on farms’ decisions on land allocation and on fertilizer use. We then combine the predicted land allocation and fertilizer use with environmental production functions to quantify the impact on nutrient loading. Finally, we assess the monetary value of reduced nutrient pollution, drawing on a recent valuation study.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: August 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agri‐environmental programs, farm subsidies, structural models, panel data, policy evaluation, nutrient pollution, cost‐benefit analysis
JEL Classification: Q53 - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
Q58 - Government Policy
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:54
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:49
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