Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Agri-environment contract adoption under fixed and variable compliance costs

Abstract : This paper analyses the heterogeneity of compliance costs on farmers' choices to participate in agri-environment schemes. The theoretical distinction between fixed and variable costs is used to explain why factors that determine participation may differ from those which determine how much land participants enrol in a scheme. The level of fixed costs may explain why the smallest farms tend to be least likely to participate in such schemes. The empirical analysis presented in the paper compares models estimated with and without the hypothesis of negligible fixed costs. It also discusses the situation where the nature of costs can be identified and isolated. The results show that in the presence of fixed compliance costs, fixed transaction costs are a significant contracting barrier for smallest farms.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01462384
Contributor : Archive Ouverte Prodinra Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:04:41 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 3:39:08 AM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Geraldine Ducos, Pierre Dupraz, Francois Bonnieux. Agri-environment contract adoption under fixed and variable compliance costs. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2009, 52 (5), pp.669-687. ⟨10.1080/09640560902958248⟩. ⟨hal-01462384⟩

Share

Metrics

Les métriques sont temporairement indisponibles