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Supporting Agro-food Enterprises in Piedmont: A Counterfactual Analysis
Author/s: Sara Pavone, Elena Ragazzi, Lisa Sella 
Year:  2015 Issue: 3 Suppl. Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 129-143 FullText PDF:  233 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2015-S03007
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This paper aims at analysing the role played by the Rural Development Programme in supporting the agro-food industry in Piedmont (Italy). This is a first attempt to design an ex-post quasi experimental counterfactual evaluation of the net impact of the subsidy. The counterfactual has been selected by adopting the Coarsened Exact Matching technique, a quite recent imbalance-reducing matching method. Final results suggest a stabilizing effect of the subsidy in a period characterized by a sever worldwide economic crisis. Furthermore, this exercise shows that the matching technique, the chosen timing, and the quality of the available data do strongly influence the impact analysis.
Keywords: Policy evaluation; agro-food industry; counterfactual analysis; coarsened exact matching
Jel Code: L78; O25; D04; C4

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Sara Pavone, Elena Ragazzi, Lisa Sella, Supporting Agro-food Enterprises in Piedmont: A Counterfactual Analysis in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 3 Suppl./2015, pp. 129-143, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2015-S03007


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