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CEPS Project

Study on the Functioning of Land Markets in the EU Member States

under the Influence of Measures applied under the Common Agricultural Policy


The main interest of this study is to provide an empirical underpinning of the analysis of policy influences on the land market. The main policy influences include in particular the different options for the implementations of the SPS, the specific conditions for the calculation and distribution of payment entitlements, their tradability as well as other CAP measures having a potentially strong impact on the profitability of farming. Regional case studies will be compiled into and extended by a national analysis for each of the selected Member States. The final step of the study shall be a comparative analysis between Member States. This will allow some more general conclusions concerning the influence of the different drivers affecting the operation of land markets and, in particular, the effects of the ways of implementing the SPS and the land market settings itself.

Johan F.M. Swinnen

Associate Senior Research Fellow