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Mixed and pure sharecropping in Nepal: empirical evidence supporting the traditional hypothesis


  • Ram Acharya
  • Robert Ekelund


We analyse differences in input and output intensities across three comparative tenure regimes in Nepal, using two test methods: an F-test based on Hotelling's T2 statistic, and a test which adapts Shaban's (1987) methodology to include plot size and crop type. Our results reveal statistically significant differences in the three alternative systems of property rights assignments, which have implications for economic theory and policy relating to tenure systems.

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  • Ram Acharya & Robert Ekelund, 1998. "Mixed and pure sharecropping in Nepal: empirical evidence supporting the traditional hypothesis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(1), pages 37-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:30:y:1998:i:1:p:37-50
    DOI: 10.1080/000368498326128

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    1. Jeetendra P. Aryal & Stein T. Holden, 2012. "Livestock and land share contracts in a Hindu society," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 43(5), pages 593-606, September.
    2. Aryal, Jeetendra P. & Holden, Stein T., 2011. "Caste Discrimination, Land Reforms and Land Market Performance in Nepal," CLTS Working Papers 1/11, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Land Tenure Studies.
    3. Acharya, Ram N., 1999. "The Impact Of Share Tenancy On Resource Allocation: Evidence From Nepal," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21685, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    4. Aryal, Jeetendra P. & Holden, Stein T., 2011. "Caste, Land and Labor Market Imperfections, and Land Productivity in Rural Nepal," CLTS Working Papers 6/11, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Land Tenure Studies.

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