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Valuing farmland with multiple quasi-fixed inputs


  • Ashok Mishra
  • Charles Moss
  • Kenneth Erickson


This study examines the impact of multiple quasi-fixed assets on the imputed returns to farmland. The results indicate that the presence of additional quasi-fixed assets causes the true shadow value of farmland to deviate from its imputed value. The results also indicate that when the potential existence of multiple quasi-fixed assets is explicitly modelled, the shadow value of farmland approaches reported cash rental values.

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  • Ashok Mishra & Charles Moss & Kenneth Erickson, 2004. "Valuing farmland with multiple quasi-fixed inputs," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(15), pages 1669-1675.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:36:y:2004:i:15:p:1669-1675
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684042000266847

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    1. Pierre Dupraz & Chalachew Temesgen Jemberie, 2012. "Farmland rental rate and marginal return to land: A french FADN perspective," Post-Print hal-01208927, HAL.
    2. Ball, V. Eldon & Moss, Charles B. & Erickson, Kenneth W. & Nehring, Richard F., 2003. "Modeling Supply Response In A Multiproduct Framework Revisited: The Nexus Of Empirics And Economics," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 21981, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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