CZYŻEWSKI Bazyli és MATUSZCZAK Anna (2018): Rent-seeking in agricultural policy revisited: a new look at the Common Agricultural Policy consensus. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

It is generally believed that agricultural interventionism represents the payment of political rents to farmers. We attempt to show that the concept of political rent known as the rent-seeking theory is not valid for agricultural policy. It is not justified to identify the entire subsidies paid to agriculture as a ‘political rent’, since political rents cannot be taken to include payments for the supply of public goods or those transfers which compensate for market imperfections. Our work aims...

QUENDLER Erika (2018): CommunalAudit, a guide for municipalities in Austria to foster inclusive and sustainable development. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

Municipalities in Austria have been exploring ways to adopt inclusive and sustainable development approaches based on the built environment. It is a fact that the tasks of municipalities are becoming more and more comprehensive, while the resources available are not increasing to the same extent. However, the sustainable provision of municipal public services must remain a key component in strengthening rural areas. One way is to conduct a CommunalAudit. In addition to the identification of optimisation...

Dax Thomas, HOVORKA Gerhard és NIGMANN Thilo (2018): Applying a social-ecological approach to enhancing provision of public goods through agriculture and forestry activities across the European Union. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

Public goods provided by different land management practices in European regions have increasingly attained attention in agricultural policy debates. By focusing on the social-ecological systems (SES) framework, the systemic interrelations (e.g. drivers, resources, actors, governance regimes and policy impact) in land management across several case studies in various topographical and climatic conditions across ten European Union Member States are provided. The analysis of agricultural and forestry...

BAER-NAWROCKA Agnieszka és BŁOCISZ Justyna (2018): Efficiency of Polish organic and conventional farms. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

The main objective of this study is to compare the efficiencies of organic and conventional farms in Poland. As shown by the conducted analysis, acting in compliance with the essential production principles, organic farms practiced extensive farming which resulted in reduced efficiency of productive inputs. The efficiency of land and labour measured by the Adjusted Net Value Added was respectively nearly 30 and 65 per cent higher in conventional holdings. Moreover, subsidies contribute more to the...

Zgajnar Jaka (2017): Analysis of indemnification of income risk at sector level: the case of Slovenia. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (1), pp. 1-7. ISSN 1418-2106

Using Monte Carlo simulations, the impact of different levels of risks on indemnification through an income stabilisation tool is investigated at the sector level. The presented approach, using the IACS database, allows analyses of differences across farms with respect to farm type and farm size, applying average-based approaches. Such preliminary information is useful for policy makers responsible for the design and introduction of measures to tackle income risk issues and to identify potential...