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Research On Futures Markets: Issues, Approaches, And Empirical Findings

  • Blank, Steven C.

This paper presents a brief assessment of the recent futures and options literature with reference only to agricultural markets. The discussion centers on the marketsÂ’ social value and economic value to firms. Issues currently unresolved are highlighted, in some cases by presenting hypotheses contrary to standard positions. Overall, the current literature describes these markets as having positive social value and serving useful functions at the firm level, but existing theory and empirical methods are criticized for many weaknesses.

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

Volume (Year): 14 (1989)
Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32449
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  1. Garcia, Philip & Hudson, Michael A. & Waller, Mark L., 1988. "The Pricing Efficiency Of Agricultural Futures Markets: An Analysis Of Previous Research Results," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 20(01), July.
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