• Kevin F. Hanrahan
  • Trevor Donnellan
  • Emil Erjavec


The purpose of this chapter is to set the modelling and policy context for the AGMEMOD model. These contexts are important since they define the shape of AGMEMOD and the analytical purposes that it seeks to fulfil. The AGMEMOD model seeks to reflect the heterogeneity of European agriculture through its modelling of agricultural commodity markets in all EU Member States. The need for a detailed representation of policy instruments within the model’s structure is also stressed given the heterogeneity in CAP implementation that has emerged since the Fischler reforms of 2003 and the accession of countries from Central and Eastern Europe. The strengths and weaknesses of partial equilibrium and general equilibrium approaches to agricultural policy modelling are also reviewed.


Origins of the CAP CAP reforms Modelling the CAP Partial equilibrium modelling Computable general equilibrium modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin F. Hanrahan
    • 1
  • Trevor Donnellan
    • 1
  • Emil Erjavec
    • 2
  1. 1.Rural Economy Research CentreTeagascCo GalwayIreland
  2. 2.Biotechnical FacultyUniversity of LjubljanaDomžaleSlovenia

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