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Dynamic Corn Supply Functions: A Model with Explicit Optimization

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  • Miranowski, John
  • Tegene, Abebayehu
  • Huffman, Wallace

A model of optimal dynamic agricultural supply is derived and hired assuming farmers have two annual stochastic crop production activities, a joint limitation on production capacity, interdependencies between past acreage utilization and current productivity, and rational expectations. A five-equation specification is fitted to annual data, 1948-80 Estimated parameters are consistent with the theory, and the model simulates well The long-run price elasticity of corn acreage is 0.2, which is similar to those obtained from ad hoc dynamic models, but our short-run elasticities are different.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers Archive with number 10699.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 1988
Publication status: Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February 1988, vol. 70 no. 1, pp. 103-111
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10699
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