How to deal with the challenges of linking a large number of individual national models: the case of the AGMEMOD Partnership

The AGMEMOD Partnership seeks to capture the inherent existing heterogeneity of agricultural systems by linking together individual EU Member State models, an aggregated EU model and several accession countries into one single model, while still maintaining analytical consistency. Although this approach facilitates the comparison of the impact of a policy change across different Member States, it generates challenges in practical implementation, ranging from significant communication and administration requirements, to aggregation and consistency issues. This contribution provides insights into the different challenges posed to the scientists and discusses the key issues for maintenance and further development of such a complex system. Specific attention is paid to technical devices and tools as well as to the design of institutional settings to achieve consistency.


Variant title:
Welches sind die Herausforderungen bei der Verknüpfung einer großen Anzahl von nationalen Modellen: Das Beispiel der AGMEMOD Partnerschaft
Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0002-1121 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97709
Published in:
German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 57, Number 8
Page range:
373-378
Total Pages:
6




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