The Price Stabilization Effects of the EU Entry Price Scheme for Fruit and Vegetables

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Antonio Cioffi

University of Naples

Fabio Gaetano Santeramo

University of Foggia

Cosimo Damiano Vitale

University of Salerno

Date Written: September 7, 2010

Abstract

The article assesses the stabilization effects of the EU import regime for fresh fruit and vegetables based on the entry price system (EPS). The analysis is carried out on the EU prices of tomatoes and lemons and those of imports from some of the main competing countries on the EU domestic markets: Morocco, Argentina, and Turkey. It is based on the estimation of a threshold vector autoregressive econometric model that is shown capable of taking the workings of the import regime into account. The model shows that prices behave differently when import prices are above/below the trigger entry price. This article allowed to highlight the cases for which the isolation effect of EPS seems reached and the resulting stabilization effects.

Keywords: Fruit and vegetables, Entry price system, Stabilization effects, TVAR

JEL Classification: F13, Q17, Q18

Suggested Citation

Cioffi, Antonio and Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano and Vitale, Cosimo Damiano, The Price Stabilization Effects of the EU Entry Price Scheme for Fruit and Vegetables (September 7, 2010). Agricultural Economics, Vol. 42, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2316490

Antonio Cioffi

University of Naples ( email )

Via Cinthia Monte S. Angelo
Via Cinthia Monte S. Angelo
Naples, 80123
Italy

Fabio Gaetano Santeramo (Contact Author)

University of Foggia ( email )

Largo Papa Giovanni Paolo
Foggia, 71100
Italy

Cosimo Damiano Vitale

University of Salerno ( email )

Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132
Fisciano, Salerno 84084
Italy

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