The impact of EU export refunds on the African continent: an impact assessment

C Revoredo-Giha, G Philippidis, L Toma, A Renwick

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The EU’s export refund policy has long been a source of controversy for its perceived impacts on third country markets. However, the EU Commission maintain that these concerns are largely historic as CAP reforms mean that export refunds are now used infrequently. The purpose of this article is therefore to assess the impacts of refunds in the wake of the 2003 reform of the CAP using two complementary analyses: first, an analysis using a computable general equilibrium model and second, two case studies to assess the potential impact of export refunds in selected African developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1651 - 1675
Number of pages25
JournalThe Journal of Development Studies
Issue number12
Publication statusPrint publication - 2013



  • Africa
  • CAP
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • Export refunds
  • General equilibrium model

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