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The state-contingent approach to production under uncertainty

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  • Quiggin, John C.
  • Chambers, Robert G.

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The central claim of this paper is that the state-contingent approach provides the best way to think about all problems in the economics of uncertainty, including problems of consumer choice, the theory of the firm, and principal–agent relationships. This claim is illustrated by recent developments in, and applications of, the state-contingent approach.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 50 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aareaj:116925

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Keywords: risk; state-contingent production; uncertainty; Risk and Uncertainty;

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  1. Chris O'Donnell & W.E. Griffiths, 2004. "Estimating State-Contingent Production Frontiers," CEPA Working Papers Series WP022004, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
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  9. Adamson, David & Mallawaarachchi, Thilak & Quiggin, John, 2004. "Modelling basin level allocation of water in the Murray Darling Basin in a world of uncertainty," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 149844, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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  1. Adamson, David & Mallawaarachchi, Thilak & Quiggin, John, 2006. "State-contingent modelling of the Murray Darling Basin: implications for the design of property rights," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 149856, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  2. Pedro Macedo & Elvira Silva & Manuel Scotto, 2014. "Technical efficiency with state-contingent production frontiers using maximum entropy estimators," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 41(1), pages 131-140, February.
  3. Serra, Teresa & Zilberman, David & Gil, Jose Maria, 2008. "Farms' technical inefficiencies in the presence of government programs," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 52(1), March.
  4. David Adamson & Thilak Mallawaarachchi & John Quiggin, 2006. "Water use and salinity in the MurrayÐDarling Basin: a state-contingent model," Murray-Darling Program Working Papers WP5M06, Risk and Sustainable Management Group, University of Queensland.
  5. Carter, Chris & Crean, Jason & Kingwell, Ross S. & Hertzler, Greg, 2006. "Managing and Sharing the Risks of Drought in Australia," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25319, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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