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Moral hazard and Marshallian inefficiency: Evidence from Tunisia

  • Arcand, Jean-Louis
  • Ai, Chunrong
  • Ethier, Francois

In the presence of moral hazard, received agency theory predicts the "Marshallian inefficiency" of agricultural tenancy contracts, meaning that inputs per hectare on sharecropped land will differ from that on owned land. In this paper, we test for the presence of Marshallian inefficiency using a unique data set collected in the Tunisian village of El Oulja in 1993.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 83 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 411-445

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