Greening the Common Agricultural Policy: a behavioral perspective and lab-in-the-field experiment in Germany

TitreGreening the Common Agricultural Policy: a behavioral perspective and lab-in-the-field experiment in Germany
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurThomas, Fabian , Midler, Estelle , Lefebvre, Marianne , Engel, Stephanie
EditeurOxford University Press (OUP)
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2019
LangueAnglais
Date30 Avril 2019
Numéroin press
Titre de la revueEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
ISSN0165-1587
Mots-clésAgri-Environment Measures, Common Agricultural Policy, Greening, Lab-in-the-Field Experiment
Résumé en anglais

This study investigates the behavioral economic underpinnings of current policy approaches to integrate environmental objectives into the Common Agricultural Policy. We conduct an economic lab-in-the-field experiment with farmers in Germany. We analyze the impact of the following policy design features on farmers’ decisions to adopt sustainable agricultural practices: (i) framing of the policy: whether farmers perceive themselves as being part of the problem or the solution, (ii) degree of control: mandatory vs. voluntary policy (iii) framing of incentives as either losses or gains. All policy designs tested result in a significant increase in hectares conserved compared to a baseline scenario without policy. Also behavioral factors do significantly affect farmers’ behavior at the individual level. Only framing is found to significantly affect policy effectiveness.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua18837
DOI10.1093/erae/jbz014
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