(Pdf New) [The Nature of the Farm: Contracts, Risk, and Organization in Agriculture] author Douglas W. Allen

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The Nature of the Farm Is A Theoretical And Empirical Study Of a theoretical and empirical study of and organization in agriculture based on the transaction cost framework Transaction costs are important in agriculture because nature for example seasonality weather pests plays such a critical role in determining output and imiting the ability of farmers to specialize The book develops specific models and tests output and imiting the ability of farmers to specialize The book develops specific models and tests implications of those models against data sets from across North America.

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The Nature of the Farm: Contracts, Risk, and Organization in AgriculturePart II tests several predictions derived from a *standard risk sharing model of contracts and finds *risk sharing model of contracts and FINDS EVIDENCE THAT RISK SHARING little evidence that risk sharing important in contract choice Part III extends the transaction costs analysis to broader organizational issues It introduces seasonality and timeliness costs as forces influencing the gains from specialization and the costs of contracting and finds that farm ownership and farm organization are routinely shaped by these forces. N agriculture as well as against historical case studies such as eighteenth century European The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World land contracts and theate nineteenth century Bonanza farms in the United StatesThe book is organized in three parts Part I examines the classic uestion of what determines the optimal choice between fixed rent and cropshare arrangements concluding that it is determined by A Trade Off Between Incentives To Overuse trade off between incentives to overuse Tricycle (HISTOIRE) land and incentives to underreport shared output.