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Understanding Production Contracts: Testing An Agency Theory Model

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  • Goodhue, Rachael E.
  • Rausser, Gordon C.
  • Simon, Leo K.

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Production contracts are increasingly important in American agriculture. Unfortunately, little is known about the fundamental forces governing their adoption and design. In order to better-understand the underlying incentives, we construct and test an agency-theoretic model of broiler production contracts. We discuss the analysis' implications for industry participants and government policy.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT with number 20946.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20946

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Keywords: Industrial Organization; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Tiffin, Richard & Renwick, Alan, 1996. "Estimates of Production Response in the UK Cereal Sector Using Nonparametric Methods," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 23(2), pages 179-94.
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  1. Patterson, Paul M. & Richards, Timothy J., 2001. "Retail Contracting And Grower Prices," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20534, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Hudson, Darren, 2001. "Cross-Commodity Perspective On Contracting: Evidence From Mississippi," Research reports 15800, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  3. Thomsen, Michael R. & Goodwin, Harold L., Jr. & Rodriquez, Angela, 2004. "The Sky Is Falling: An Examination Of Broiler Contract Design And Grower Revenues," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20418, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Granoszewski, Karol & Spiller, Achim, 2013. "Vertragliche Zusammenarbeit bei der energetischen Biomasselieferung: Einstellungen und Bindungsbereitschaften von deutschen Landwirten," 53rd Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 25-27, 2013 156131, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).

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