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Agricultural Arbitrage and Risk Preferences

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  • Pope, Rulon D.
  • LaFrance, Jeffrey T
  • Just, Richard E.

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A structural inter-temporal model of agricultural asset arbitrage equilibrium is developed and applied to agriculture in the North-Central region of the U.S. The data is consistent with unifying level of risk aversion. The levels of risk aversion are more plausible than previous estimates for agriculture. However, the standard arbitrage equilibrium is rejected; perhaps this is due to the period and the shortness of the period studied.

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Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt3tw1m1p0.

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