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Record number 389347
Title Policies for agriculture, food and rural areas: does science matter?
Author(s) Oskam, Arie
Event Farewell address, 2009-10-22/--
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
Publication type Unpublished lecture
Publication year 2009
Keyword(s) agricultural policy - economic theory - agricultural economics - cap - food policy - rural areas - government policy - science
Categories Agricultural Economics (General) / Agricultural Policy
About Existing policies are difficult to change or abolish, while new ones are difficult to introduce. Any such changes cause societies transaction costs, which, up to now, have not been incorporated adequately in theory, methodology and policy advice. Most economic researchers still rely narrowly on neoclassical economics, political economy or institutional economics. Recent scientific developments make clear that basic approaches are not functioning. I illustrate this by examples, and sketch a way out via paradigm shifts. But how to introduce these shifts? Generational shift?
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