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Moral hazard and Marshallian inefficiency: Evidence from Tunisia

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  • Arcand, Jean-Louis
  • Ai, Chunrong
  • Ethier, Francois

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In the presence of moral hazard, received agency theory predicts the "Marshallian inefficiency" of agricultural tenancy contracts, meaning that inputs per hectare on sharecropped land will differ from that on owned land. in this paper, we test for the presence of Marshallian inefficiency using a unique data set collected in the Tunisian village of El Oulja in 1993.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 83 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 411-445

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  1. Ananish Chaudhuri, 1997. "A Dynamic Model of Contractual Choice in Tenancy," Departmental Working Papers 199711, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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  3. Claudio ARAUJO & Catherine ARAUJO BONJEAN & Jean-Louis ARCAND, 1999. "Capital humain, productivité agricole, et travail féminin : variables latentes et séparabilité dans les modèles de ménage," Working Papers 199912, CERDI.
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  6. Marcel Fafchamps & John Pender, 2000. "Land Lease Markets and Agricultural Efficiency: Theory and Evidence from Ethiopia," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2002-19, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  7. Hagos, Hosaena Gebru & Holden, Stein T., 2013. "Reverse-share-tenancy and Marshallian Inefficiency: Landowners’ bargaining power and sharecroppers’ productivity," IFPRI discussion papers 1270, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  8. Deininger, Klaus & Ali, Daniel Ayalew & Alemu, Tekie, 2011. "Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia : Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5727, The World Bank.
  9. Dubois, Pierre, 2002. "Moral hazard, land fertility and sharecropping in a rural area of the Philippines," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 35-64, June.
  10. Jean-Louis ARCAND & Mbolatiana DE MONTALEMBERT RAMBONILAZA, 1999. "Is Adverse Selection Relevant? Spence-Mirlees Meets the Tunisian Peasant," Working Papers 199923, CERDI.
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  12. Bellemare, Marc F., 2010. "Insecure Land Rights and Share Tenancy in Madagascar," MPRA Paper 23640, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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