Private Transaction Costs and Environmental Cross Compliance in a Crop Region of South-western France

Kephaliacos, Charilaos, Ridier, Aude and Carpy Goulard, Françoise (2011) Private Transaction Costs and Environmental Cross Compliance in a Crop Region of South-western France. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE), 9 (1/2). pp. 68-79.

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Abstract

The 2003 review of the common agricultural policy (CAP) has introduced several new policy tools, among which is cross compliance. The introduction of this new policy entails production costs, along with other types of costs arising at the farm level: administrative, information and organisational costs, called transaction costs. The purpose of this paper is to determine the nature of transaction costs and to assess them. A survey conducted in 2006 among a sample of 39 farmers followed by a descriptive statistical analysis (multiple correspondence analysis, MCA) permits to associate farmer profiles with different levels of incurred transaction costs. These profiles reveal the impact which the farmers' responsibilities (professional networks) and the role of voluntary commitments previously undertaken may have on the nature and importance of transaction costs. This paper opens up new perspectives on the adoption criteria that should be taken into account in the evolution of agri-environmental regulations.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2011
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross compliance, private transaction costs, Common Agricultural Policy, France, environmental compliance, agriculture, farmer responsibilities, professional networks, voluntary commitments
JEL codes: A1 - General Economics
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: Laboratoire d'études et de recherches sur l'économie, les politiques et les systèmes sociaux - LEREPS
Site: IEP
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 12:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 16:20
URI: http://publications.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/id/eprint/13084

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