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Romania's accession to the EU: Short-term welfare effects on food consumers

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Carmen Hubbard


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This paper focuses on estimation of the welfare effects on different Romanian households of assumed food price changes as a result of EU accession. Using the Slutsky compensating variation approach, results suggest that these changes affect welfare differently for various categories of households. Although on average the welfare loss is 2.6%, a higher impact is estimated for low-income groups. However, the relatively high share of home-produced consumption of food diminishes these impacts, in particular for rural households, and somewhat smaller monetary amounts would be required if compensation is paid. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hubbard C, Thomson KJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Food Policy

Year: 2007

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 128-140

ISSN (print): 0306-9192

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5657

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.03.012


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