The Public Provision of Information

A welfare analysis of European products with geographical indications and products with designations of origin
  • Angelo Maria Zago
  • Daniel Pick


Beginning with the 1992 MacSharry reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Union (EU) initiated a series of policies aimed at increasing the diversification of agricultural production in order to achieve a better balance between agricultural commodity supply and demand. A concurrent objective has been to promote production with certain characteristics for the benefit of the rural economy, particularly less favored and remote areas.


European Union Market Power Quality Level Consumer Welfare Public Provision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Maria Zago
    • 1
  • Daniel Pick
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of VeronaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AgricultureEconomic Research ServiceUSA

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