Political Economy

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT AT THE EU REGIONAL LEVEL

by Danilo Bertoni & Alessandro Olper The paper deals with the political and economic determinants of EU agri-environmental measures (AEMs) applied by 59 regional/country units, during the 2001-2004 period. Five different groups of determinants, spanning from positive and negative externalities, to political institutions, are highlighted and tested using an econometric…