WASS PhD Course: Econometric and Mathematical Programming Models for Policy Analysis using FADN Data

Organisator Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS), Business Economics

ma 9 december 2013 tot vr 13 december 2013

Locatie Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen

The design of effective and targeted Common Agricultural Policy measures relies on a proper assessment of the impacts of EU policy changes and market developments on farmers and the whole economy. Uncertainty, instability and price volatility that relentlessly reshape agricultural markets today, call upon the development of new modelling tools able to scrutinise all relevant dynamics while also remaining easy to use and amend.  The course provides the students an overview of state-of-the-art economic modelling techniques that can be applied to the FADN database(detailed agricultural data for all 27 EU countries) and that will provide policy makers an inclusive impact analysis of the effects of alternative policy and market developments scenarios under a real-life, dynamic context. The main modelling techniques presented in the course are :

-          Econometric modelling
-          Mathematical programming modelling
-          Data Envelopment Analysis
-          Stochastic Simulation Analysis
-          Land price modelling

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