Economic analysis of pesticide use and environmental spillovers under a dynamic production environment

T. Skevas

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

Pesticides are used in agriculture to protect crops from pests and diseases, with indiscriminate pesticide use having several adverse effects on the environment. In an era of an increasing public awareness on pesticides’ environmental spillovers, the EU is trying to update its pesticide policy by using economic incentives, aiming at reducing pesticide use and environmental spillovers. This dissertation focuses on assessing how pesticide use and its related environmental spillovers are affecting farmers’ production environment under a dynamic production setting, thus assisting policy makers in designing optimal pesticide policy tools.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Oude Lansink, Alfons, Promotor
  • Stefanou, Spiro, Co-promotor
Award date2 Apr 2012
Place of PublicationS.L.
Print ISBNs9789461732194
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • arable farming
  • business economics
  • pesticides
  • dynamics
  • environment
  • pesticide residues
  • uses
  • plant protection
  • incentives
  • production
  • uncertainty
  • netherlands
  • environmental policy

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