The Political Economy of European Wine Regulations

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Giulia Meloni

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)

Johan F. M. Swinnen

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS); European Commission, DG II

Date Written: October 17, 2012

Abstract

The EU wine market is heavily regulated. Despite the many distortions in the wine market as a consequence, reforming the regulations has proven difficult. This paper analyses the political economy mechanism that created the existing set of wine regulations. We document the historical origins of the regulations and relate these to political pressures that resulted from international integration, technological innovations and economic developments.

Keywords: European agriculture, wine history, regulation, appellations, institutions

JEL Classification: K23, L51, N44, N54, Q13

Suggested Citation

Meloni, Giulia and Swinnen, Johan F.M., The Political Economy of European Wine Regulations (October 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279338 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2279338

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