Assessing The Market Impacts Of The Common Agricultural Policy: Does Farmers' Risk Attitude Matter?

Recent models assessing the market impacts of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms are mostly static, non-stochastic and do not account for risks. This paper is a first attempt to fill this gap. We develop a stochastic version of GTAP-AGR model in which we introduce productivity risk and farmers' attitude towards risks. In addition to the price expectation, the expectation on price volatility becomes a key factor for the farmers' decisions. We show that under the endogenous modeling of the CAP instruments, risk aversion leads to larger production and price effects. The impacts are even larger if wealth effect is considered.


Issue Date:
Aug 29 2017
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
13




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