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Can economic experiments contribute to a more effective CAP?

Lefebvre, Marianne and Barreiro‐Hurlé, Jesus and Blanchflower, Ciaran and Colen, Liesbeth and Kuhfuss, Laure and Rommel, Jens and Šumrada, Tanja and Thomas, Fabian and Thoyer, Sophie (2021). Can economic experiments contribute to a more effective CAP? EuroChoices. 20 :3 , 42-49
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Abstract

In order to keep pace with the evolution of the objectives and means of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, evaluation tools also need to adapt. A set of tools that have proved highly effective in other policy fields is economic experiments. These allow the testing of a new policy before its implementation, provide evidence of its specific effects, and identify behavioural dimensions that can influence policy outcomes. We argue that agricultural policy should be subject to economic experiments, providing examples to illustrate how they can inform CAP design. We identify the additional efforts needed to establish further proof-of-concept, by running more – and more robust – experiments related to the CAP. This can happen only by integrating experimental evaluation results within the policy cycle and addressing ethical and practical challenges seriously. To do so, researchers would benefit from a concerted European effort to promote the methodology across the EU; organise the replication in time and across Europe of experiments relevant for the CAP; and build a multi-national panel of farmers willing to participate in experiments. Steps are being taken in this direction by the Research Network of Economics Experiments for CAP evaluation (REECAP).

Authors/Creators:Lefebvre, Marianne and Barreiro‐Hurlé, Jesus and Blanchflower, Ciaran and Colen, Liesbeth and Kuhfuss, Laure and Rommel, Jens and Šumrada, Tanja and Thomas, Fabian and Thoyer, Sophie
Title:Can economic experiments contribute to a more effective CAP?
Series Name/Journal:EuroChoices
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:20
Number:3
Page range:42-49
Number of Pages:8
ISSN:1478-0917
Language:English
Publication Type:Other publication in scientific journal
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112970
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112970
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DOI10.1111/1746-692X.12324
ID Code:27268
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Mar 2022 16:25
Metadata Last Modified:18 May 2022 00:47

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