Quality Measurement And Contract Design: An Example From Agriculture
We examine agricultural contracting parties' incentives to employ quality measurement. Quality measurement will be used if on-farm production of ``quality'' is sufficiently cheap, and quality measurement sufficiently informative. We qualitatively test these predictions with empirical observation across fresh and processed commodities, and across regions for a single commodity.
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