Dynamic Corn Supply Functions: A Model with Explicit Optimization
AbstractA model of optimal dynamic agricultural supply is derived and hired assuming farmers have two annual stochastic crop production activities, a joint limitation on production capacity, interdependencies between past acreage utilization and current productivity, and rational expectations. A five-equation specification is fitted to annual data, 1948-80 Estimated parameters are consistent with the theory, and the model simulates well The long-run price elasticity of corn acreage is 0.2, which is similar to those obtained from ad hoc dynamic models, but our short-run elasticities are different.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10699.
Date of creation: 01 Feb 1988
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February 1988, vol. 70 no. 1, pp. 103-111
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