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The EEC's Common Agricultural Policy (1962-1992): Rent-seeking or Welfare Policy?

Spoerer, Mark (2015) The EEC's Common Agricultural Policy (1962-1992): Rent-seeking or Welfare Policy? European Review of Economic History 19 (2), pp. 195-214.

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The European Economic Community's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has found a lot of scholarly attention. While economists stress the irrationality of the CAP and explain its striking persistence by rent-seeking behavior, a prominent interpretation among historians is that the CAP should be interpreted as welfare policy for farm households. I subject the latter hypothesis for the period 1962–92 ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Philosophy, Art History, History, and Humanities > Institut für Geschichte > Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte - Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer
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Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History & geography > 940 General history of Europe
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