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The Price of Disclosure in the Thoroughbred Yearling Market


  • Plant, Emily J.
  • Stowe, C. Jill


In this article, we examine disclosure as a tool to mitigate the effects of asymmetric information in a Thoroughbred yearling market. If disclosures influence market price, information contained therein must be valuable to buyers and hence diminish asymmetric information. Using public auction data, we find that disclosures do not influence price in a segment of the auction in which an implicit quality certification is available. However, in the other segment, we find evidence that some disclosures may provide valuable information to buyers.

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  • Plant, Emily J. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2013. "The Price of Disclosure in the Thoroughbred Yearling Market," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(2), pages 243-257, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:45:y:2013:i:02:p:243-257_00

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    1. Poerwanto, Devie A. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2010. "The Relationship Between Sire Representation and Average Yearling Prices in the Thoroughbred Industry," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 28(1), pages 1-14.
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    1. Bree L. DORITY & DAYNA LARREAU & Frank TENKORANG, 2016. "Hedonic Price Analysis Of Non-Barren Broodmares," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 18, pages 61-75, December.
    2. Hansen, Charlotte R. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2018. "Determinants Of Weanling Thoroughbred Auction Prices," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 50(1), pages 48-63, February.

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