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  • Repeatedly chosen by the EU Commission as a valuable source of information, CAPRI has been a success story from the start. The economic model, developed in its initial form in the mid 90ies, provides impact assesments for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and environmental policies related to land use sectors. It uses quantitative analysis based on sound scientific principles. CAPRI critically relies on its pan-European network of researchers which tender for projects based on an open-source approach. The network develops and maintains the model, applies it for policy impact assessment, writes scientific publications, and consults clients based on its results.


  • The Common Agricultural Policy SIMulation (CAPSIM) model was used for impact analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) until 2009. It is a partial equilibrium model (calibrated, comparative static) developed by EuroCARE and the University of Bonn for agricultural policy analysis on behalf of DG ESTAT in the early 1980s.
  • The individual farm model for the CAP (IFM-CAP) is an in-house model developed and operated at the JRC (Seville). Like CAPRI it relies on the so-called PMP approach of mathematical modelling and may be linked to CAPRI to integrate market feed-back. EuroCARE has contributed in certain studies to its development.
  • Problem tailored data consolidation software has been developed in past studies for FAO (for market balance and bilateral trade data) and for Bonn University (SAMs and MRIOs)
  • Econometrics has been used in studies of farm structureal change in Norway
  • Desk research without modelling has been the key methodology in policy relevant studies for the European Parliament