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The Robustness Of Single Index Models In Crop Markets: A Multiple Index Model Test

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  • Blank, Steven C.

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The single index model (SIM), developed for analysis of financial assets, is assessed as a tool for evaluating the risk-return tradeoff faced in agricultural enterprise selection. This study tests whether some of the hypotheses underlying the SIM are valid when the SIM is used in agricultural cropping decisions. Empirical evidence from county level data does not support SIM hypotheses, indicating that more robust results might come from multiple index models.

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  • Blank, Steven C., 1991. "The Robustness Of Single Index Models In Crop Markets: A Multiple Index Model Test," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
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    1. Cranfield, John A.L., 2002. "Persistence Of Price-Cost Margins In The U.S. Food And Tobacco Manufacturing Industries: A Dynamic Single Index Model Approach," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 33(02), July.
    2. Collins, Robert A., 1993. "The Robustness Of Single Index Models In Crop Markets: A Multiple Index Model Test: Comment," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 18(01), July.

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    Agricultural Finance; Risk and Uncertainty;

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