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Agricultural Arbitrage and Risk Preferences

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  • Jeffrey LaFrance
  • Rulon Pope
  • Richard Just

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    (School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University)

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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 a 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 School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University in its series Working Papers with number 2009-01.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:wsu:wpaper:lafrance-3

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Keywords: arbitrage; risk aversion; agriculture;

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  2. Femenia, Fabienne & Alexandre, Gohin, 2009. "Dynamic modelling of agricultural policies: the role of expectation schemes," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51665, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Cao, Ruixuan & Carpentier, Alain & Gohin, Alexandre, 2011. "Measuring farmers’ risk aversion: the unknown properties of the value function," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114623, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Jesse Tack & Rulon Pope & Jeffrey LaFrance & Timothy Graciano & Scott Colby, 2012. "Intertemporal Risk Management in Agriculture," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 16-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.

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