Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201537
Authors: 
Henning, Christian H. C. A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers of Agricultural Policy WP2015-01
Abstract: 
At the academic level and in political practice, participatory and evidence-based political processes are increasingly recognized as mechanisms that guarantee more efficient political decisionmaking. However, no theoretical framework that allows a clear definition of participatory and evidence-based policy processes and demonstrates the positive impact of these processes on political performance is currently available. In addition, no operational approach that allows for the empirical measurement and characterization of these processes currently exists. In this context, this chapter develops the evolutionary computable general political economy equilibrium model (eCGPE) as a theoretical framework and an empirically applicable tool for defining, evaluating and designing efficient participatory and evidencebased policy processes. We further demonstrate that based on the eCGPE approach, a political diagnosis can be made (i.e., political performance gaps can be identified). Furthermore, a political therapy (i.e., a set of adequate strategies for reducing existing performance gaps) can be derived via simulation analyses that are based on the eCGPE.
Subjects: 
Political processes
political economy modeling
agricultural policy
CAADP
Malawi
Africa
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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