Klaus Salhofer

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Based on an extensive data set for southern Germany, we compared the productive performance of dairy farms that operate solely on permanent grassland and dairy farms using fodder crops from arable land. We allowed for heterogeneous production technologies and identified more intensive and extensive production systems for both types of farms, whereby we(More)
In this paper I improve Gardner's surplus transformation curve framework by assuming that government is able to vary many policy instruments simultaneously instead of only one. I use my framework to find the combination of the currently used instruments which provides the most efficient income redistribution for the Austrian bread grains market. Contrasting(More)
A consistent and comprehensive ranking of journals relevant for agricultural economists cannot rely on impact factors for at least two major reasons: (i) the scientific database by Thomson Reuters, on which the standard impact factor is based, includes only a very limited number of relevant journals; (ii) the standard impact factor cannot be compared across(More)
Since most agricultural programs employ two or more policy instruments simultaneously, it is notable that little research exists which evaluates the social costs of combining instruments imperfectly or attempts to find optimal instrument combinations. This study provides the first formal approach to measure the social costs of inefficient combination of(More)
The redistributive implications of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU) have regained a strong interest in recent years since economic and social cohesion has become a major goal of European policy. The empirical evidence is surprisingly diverse and ranges from a clearly positive to a clearly negative regional redistributive(More)
The study evaluates the efficiency of government intervention using a vertical structured model including imperfectly competitive agricultural input markets, the bread grain market, and the imperfectly competitive food industry. To test for policy efficiency the actually observed bread grain policy is compared to a hypothetical efficient policy. To account(More)
A common finding in agricultural policy analysis is that agricultural policies fail to achieve their main objective of farm income support efficiently. Here it is argued that this might be the case because beside the explicit goal of supporting farm income government also pursues the implicit policy objective of supporting agribusiness. In particular, it is(More)
A common public choice explanation for government transfers to agricultural producers is that in the rent-seeking game the well-organized, small group of farmers is able to exert higher political pressure than the large, heterogeneous groups of consumers and taxpayers. So far, the role of other groups of producers in this rent-seeking game has been(More)
As part of the so called accompanying-measures of the CAP reform Council Regulation (EEC) 2078/92 was established in 1992. The goals of this regulation are to reduce farm output and/or to reduce environmentally detrimental side effects of farm production and/or to support farm income. This paper demonstrates how to use equilibrium-displacement models to(More)