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Linkages: economic analysis of agriculture in the wider economy

input-output models and qualitative evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy

Lindberg, Gunnar (2011). Linkages: economic analysis of agriculture in the wider economy. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2011:6
ISBN 978-91-576-7575-0
[Doctoral thesis]

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This thesis consists of five papers, each contributing to an understanding of the role of agriculture in the wider economy, with particular emphasis on evaluation of the common agricultural policy (CAP). The first of these papers investigates the economic linkages between agriculture and the wider economy in Sweden. We develop a method for disaggregating the agricultural sector in the Swedish input-output (IO) table. Output multipliers are generally higher for livestock sectors compared to crop production and range between 1.52 and 2.20 for the open model. In the second study we develop a method for overcoming the aggregation bias associated with aggregated IO tables. Aggregation bias can be as large as 5-6 percent for agricultural sectors in a Swedish region and can be dealt with using limited and more available data to construct a disaggregated IO shock. We demonstrate how such an approach can be used for modelling reforms to the CAP. This approach minimises bias without the time and money required to do a full disaggregation of agriculture. The third paper deal with non-survey IO regionalisation. We reveal that the foundations are weak for applying standard location quotients to tables of indirect allocation of imports, so called technological coefficients. We demonstrate the sensitivity in regional multiplier analysis from doing so, using six different regional IO tables. Even the location quotient that scale down national IO coefficients the most show on average 12 percent higher regional multipliers when national technological coefficients are adjusted, rather than national trade coefficients. The fourth paper investigates the scope of hybrid governance in relation to agri-environmental and rural development policies of the CAP. We combine a survey, a case study and a stakeholder discussion and show benefits in both process and outcome that could possibly be utilised to a larger extent in implementing and developing the policy. In the fifth and final study we investigated the role of agricultural policies, specifically the environmental and rural development policies of the CAP, in promoting sustainable rural development. 20 stakeholder interviews were performed to evaluate the possibilities for agriculture and current policies to fulfil this role. One result is that environmental programs support many aspects of rural development, for instance by making some types of diversification possible.

Authors/Creators:Lindberg, Gunnar
Title:Linkages: economic analysis of agriculture in the wider economy
Subtitle:input-output models and qualitative evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :2011
Number of Pages:59
ALLI. Lindberg G & Hansson H (2009). Economic impacts of agriculture in Sweden: A disaggregated input-output approach. Food Economics - Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section C 6: 119-133. II. Lindberg G, Midmore P & Surry Y (2010). Agriculture's inter-industry linkages, aggregation bias and rural policy reforms. Submitted to Journal of Agricultural Economics. III. Lindberg G (2010). On the appropriate use of (input-output) coefficients to generate non-survey regional input-output tables: Implications for the determination of output multipliers. (manuscript) IV. Lindberg G & Fahlbeck E (2009). New forms of local collective governance linked to the agricultural landscape: Identifying the scope and possibilities for hybrid institutions. Submitted to International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Revised first round. V. Granvik M, Lindberg G, Stigzelius K-A, Fahlbeck E & Surry Y (2010). Prospects of multifunctional agriculture as a facilitator of sustainable rural development: Swedish experience of pillar two of the CAP. Submitted to Norwegian Journal of Geography.
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-7575-0
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agrovoc terms:agricultural sector, input output analysis, multipliers, cap, agricultural policies, rural development, sustainability, governance, agricultural economics, models
Keywords:agricultural economics, input-output, multipliers, aggregation bias, regionalisation, CAP, hybrid governance, sustainable rural development.
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ID Code:2432
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: Gunnar Lindberg
Deposited On:19 Jan 2011 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:18

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