Title: Evaluating agriculture productivity growth in the EU-28: a spatial econometric analysis

Authors: Stilianos Alexiadis; Olga Gioti-Papadaki; Christos Ap. Ladias

Addresses: Department of Strategic Planning, Rural Development, Evaluation and Documentation, Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment and Energy, Division of Documentation and Agricultural Statistics, Room 519, 2 Acharnon St., 104 32, Athens, Greece ' Department of Economic and Regional Development, School of Sciences of Economy and Public Administration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece ' Department of Economic and Regional Development, School of Sciences of Economy and Public Administration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

Abstract: This paper presents some new evidence on agricultural productivity in EU-28. Using spatial econometric techniques, a pattern of club-convergence emerges in the EU-28. The results imply a rethinking of agricultural policies in accordance with the aforementioned pattern.

Keywords: agriculture; EU-28; spatial econometrics; agricultural productivity; productivity growth; European Union; agricultural policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2015.074615

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2015 Vol.1 No.3, pp.259 - 271

Available online: 05 Feb 2016 *

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