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Multiple Criteria Analysis of European Union Agriculture

Vol. 9, No 3, 2016

Marian Reiff

 

University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

marian.reiff@euba.sk

MULTIPLE CRITERIA ANALYSIS OF EUROPEAN UNION AGRICULTURE

Kvetoslava Surmanová

 

University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

kvetoslava.surmanova@euba.sk

 

Adam P. Balcerzak

 

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

blacerzak@umk.pl

 

Michał Bernard Pietrzak

 

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

michal.pietrzak@umk.pl

 

 Abstract. The main aim of the article is to analyze differences in agriculture performance across the European Union countries during  2010-2013.  Special attention was devoted to the results achieved  by New Member States. The research was conducted with application of multiple criteria analysis tools: the method proposed by Hellwig and also Ward’s clustering method. The research was based on the analysis of the World Bank development indicators. It confirms the existence of significant disparity in the performance of agricultural sectors between the old and new member states of the EU .

 

Received: May, 2016

1st Revision: July, 2016

Accepted: October, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2016/9-3/5

JEL Classification: C38, O13

KeywordsMultiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Hellwig Method, Cluster analysis, Economic performance, Agriculture