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Response to price and production risk: The case of Australian wheat

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  • Alicia N. Rambaldi
  • Phil Simmons

A model of Australian wheat grower supply response was specified under the constrainsts of price and yield uncertainty, risk aversion, partial adjustment, and quadratic costs. The model was solved to obtain area planted. The results of estimation indicate that risk arising from prices and climate have had a significant influence on producer decision making. The coefficient of relative risk aversion and short‐run and long‐run elasticities of supply with respect to price were calculated. Wheat growers' risk premium, expected at the start of the season for exposed price and yield risk, was 2.8 percent of revenue or 10.4 percent of profit as measured by producer surplus. © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Jrl Fut Mark 20: 345–359, 2000.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Futures Markets.

Volume (Year): 20 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 345-359

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jfutmk:v:20:y:2000:i:4:p:345-359
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