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Implications of Agency Theory for Optimal Land Tenure Contracts

  • Huffman, Wallace E
  • Just, Richard E

Explores landowner-tenant contracts in land tenure in agriculture. Inefficiency of share tenancy relative to owner cultivation; Introduction of principal-agent models; Influence of monitoring in studying optimal landowner-tenant risk sharing; Need to study adequate tenant incentives

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Volume (Year): 52 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 617-42

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