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A Model of Incentive Compatibility under Moral Hazard in Livestock Disease Outbreak Response

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  • Gramig, Benjamin M.
  • Horan, Richard D.
  • Wolf, Christopher A.

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This paper uses a principal-agent model to examine incentive compatibility in the presence of information asymmetry between the government and individual producers. Prior models of livestock disease have not incorporated information asymmetry between livestock managers and social planners. By incorporating the asymmetry, we investigate the role of incentives in producer behavior that influences the duration and magnitude of a disease epidemic.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI with number 19200.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea05:19200

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Keywords: livestock disease; moral hazard; principal-agent model; Institutional and Behavioral Economics;

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  1. Jin, Yanhong H. & McCarl, Bruce A., 2006. "Animal Disease Related Pre-event Investment and Post-event Compensation: A Multi-agent Problem," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21216, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Hirsch, Bernhard & Nell, Martin, 2007. "Anreizkompatibilität von Entschädigungssystemen für Kosten und Verluste aus Tierseuchenausbrüchen in der Europäischen Union," Working Papers on Risk and Insurance 21, University of Hamburg, Institute for Risk and Insurance.
  3. Oparinde, Adewale & Birol, Ekin, 2011. "Farm households' preference for cash-based compensation versus livelihood-enhancing programs: A choice experiment to inform avian flu compensation policy in Nigeria," IFPRI discussion papers 1072, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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