Farmers’ performance and subject pool effect in decentralized bargaining markets
AbstractWe report results from a decentralized bargaining market experiment conducted with farmers and students. Our results indicate that despite its bad reputation, performance is highly efficient (although not as efficient as the competitive equilibrium prediction). Farmers and students perform similarly regarding quantities, prices, and allocative efficiencies, but not regarding payoff allocations between buyers and sellers.
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Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Artefactual field experiment; Subject pool; Decentralized bargaining markets; Farmers; Efficiency;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - General
- Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
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