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This JRC Scientific and Technical report provides proceedings of the “International workshop on socio-economic impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops” which was co-organised by JRC-IPTS and FAO in Seville on 23-24 November 2011. JRC-IPTS has been requested to review for policy makers the main findings of scientists active in this field world-wide in cooperation with FAO.
IS Unit research on European Policies for the Digital Shift
1st map of e-Inclusion intermediary actors
The future of work
Opening Up Education
JRC-IPTS maintains a suite of large scale economic models, the Integrated Modelling Platform for Agroeconomic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP), in order to contribute to the impact assessment of agricultural and trade policies of the European Commission. Operating a modelling platform requires the calibration of the included models to the same point of departure. The current report describes how two of the partial equilibrium models of the iMAP platform, CAPRI and ESIM, are calibrated to a common baseline. The models are aligned to the mid-term prospects for agricultural markets and income, published annually by the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development.
The report provides both an overview of the baseline calibration exercise (and of the endeavour to calibrate large-scale economic models in general) and goes into practical details regarding the specificities of the single models. A critical evaluation of the 2012 and 2013 baseline exercises, with several illustrative examples, is also included. The report concludes with highlighting strengths and weaknesses of the calibration process and gives suggestions for further improvements. Numerous technical annexes complete the report helping practitioners to understand the observable differences in the models’ baselines.
This paper investigates price differences between online and offline retail channels in the EU Digital Single Market. Using price and sales data for ten household appliances product categories sold both offline and online in 21 EU countries in 2009, and correcting for product characteristics, we find evidence that online prices and price dispersion are lower than offline. Online demand is more price-elastic. We compute consumers' welfare effects for different scenarios. E-commerce increases consumer surplus by €34 billion or 0.3% of EU-27 GDP. Full online price convergence across the EU towards the lowest observed average price would further increase welfare by 0.02% of GDP.
Biomass is the organic fraction of both agricultural products, from forestry and related industries, and industrial and municipal waste. This includes for example wood, straw, energy crops, agricultural waste, agro-industrial waste, plants and animal waste.