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Institutional Factors and Market Participation by Individual Farmers: The Case of Romania

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  • Borbala Balint
  • Peter Wobst

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This article analyses the impact of institutional factors on market participation by individual farmers in Romania. For this purpose the influence of institutional factors on sales are structured with the help of Williamson's social analysis framework. A logit regression is employed to verify the relation between institutional and other factors and sales. The study finds that high transaction costs in input and output markets, reinforced by low production levels and by the farmers' rejection of cooperation, hinder market participation. Until these factors are addressed, Romanian agriculture will continue to serve as a social buffer rather than a commercial sector.

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  • Borbala Balint & Peter Wobst, 2006. "Institutional Factors and Market Participation by Individual Farmers: The Case of Romania," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 101-121.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:18:y:2006:i:1:p:101-121
    DOI: 10.1080/14631370500505396
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    1. Kan, Iddo & Kimhi, Ayal & Lerman, Zvi, 2006. "Farm Output, Non-Farm Income, and Commercialization in Rural Georgia," eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, vol. 3(2).
    2. Sauer, Johannes & Balint, Borbala, 2006. "Romanian Maize - Distorted Prices and Producer Efficiency," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21410, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. Mollers, Judith & Traikova, Diana & Birhala, Brandusha & Wolz, Axel, 2015. "Why (not) cooperate? Modelling cognitive determinants of farmers' motivation to join producer groups in Romania," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 212472, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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