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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Do firm support increase investments? Evidence from the aquaculture and fish processing industries in Sweden

Blomquist, Johan; Waldo, Staffan


The European Union provides firm support to the maritime sector to reach the policy objectives in the Common Fisheries Policy. This paper analyzes to what extent the investment support to aquaculture and fish processing firms in Sweden increases firm investment activity. By doing so, the paper also quantifies the amount of investments that would have been undertaken also without support (deadweight losses, DWL). The results show that the support increases investment in aquaculture with a factor of 0.65, thus with a DWL of 35%. The corresponding number for fish processing is a DWL of 77%.


Common Fisheries Policy; deadweight loss; investment support; aquaculture; fish processing

Published in

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
2022, volume: 54, pages: 306-318

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG14 Life below water

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

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