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The Distributional Effects Of Land Controls In Agriculture

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  • Rausser, Gordon C.
  • Zilberman, David
  • Just, Richard E.

The paper introduces a framework for analyzing the impacts of land control programs on agricultural production under heterogenous land qualities, heterogenous production technologies and imperfect capital markets. It shows that the introduction of diversion programs tends to benefit land owners while harming operators. Moreover, it tends to increase the separation of land ownership and operation and increase concentration among operators. Diversion programs tend to raise land prices lass than proportional to the increases in rental rates. They encourage the adoption of yield increasing technologies, and may also encourage adoption of cost reducing technologies when credit is a binding constraint. Participation in voluntary government programs tends to be greater in regions with higher costs, less efficient marginal technology and less efficient marginal land.

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Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 09 (1984)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32138
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  1. Spreen, Thomas H., 2006. "Price Endogenous Mathematical Programming Models and Trade Analysis," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(02), August.
  2. Just, Richard E. & Zilberman, David D. & Rausser, Gordon C., 1982. "The role of governmental policy in agricultural land appreciation and wealth accumulation," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt1g0474c0, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
  3. Rausser, Gordon C. & Zilberman, David D., 1982. "The distributional impacts of agricultural programs," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt791554g4, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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