Designing the emerging EU pesticide policy: A literature review

T. Skevas, A.G.J.M. Oude Lansink, S.E. Stefanou

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A European Union (EU) wide pesticide tax scheme is among the future plans of EUpolicy makers. This study examines the information needs for applying an optimal pesticidepolicy framework at the EU level. Damage control specification studies, empirical results from pesticide demand elasticity, issues on pesticide risk valuation and uncertainty, and knowledge on the indirect effects of pesticides in relation to current pesticidepolicies are analysed. Knowledge gaps based on reviewing this information are identified and an illustration is provided of the direction future pesticidepolicies should take.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-103
JournalNJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • willingness-to-pay
  • damage control
  • economic incentives
  • moral hazard
  • chemical use
  • time-series
  • risk
  • econometrics
  • specification
  • agriculture


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