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Implications of Agency Theory for Optimal Land Tenure Contracts

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  • Huffman, Wallace
  • Just, Richard E.

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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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  • Huffman, Wallace & Just, Richard E., 2004. "Implications of Agency Theory for Optimal Land Tenure Contracts," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12337, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Yutaka ARIMOTO & Tetsuji OKAZAKI & Masaki NAKABAYASHI, 2010. "Agrarian Land Tenancy In Prewar Japan: Contract Choice And Implications On Productivity," The Developing Economies, Institute of Developing Economies, vol. 48(3), pages 293-318.
    2. Qiu, Feng & Goodwin, Barry K. & Gervais, Jean-Philippe, 2010. "An Empirical Investigation of the Linkages between Government Payments and Farmland Leasing Arrangements," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49242, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    3. Yutaka Arimoto & Tetsuji Okazaki & Masaki Nakabayashi, 2005. "Risk, Transaction Costs, and Geographic Distribution of Share Tenancy: A Case of Pre-War Japan," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-322, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    4. Johanna Choumert & Pascale Phelinas, 2015. "Farmland Rental Values in GM Soybean Areas of Argentina: Do Contractual Arrangements Matter?," Working Papers halshs-01237771, HAL.
    5. Douglas W. Allen & Allison Borchers, 2016. "Conservation Practices and the Growth of US Cash Rent Leases," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 67(2), pages 491-509, June.

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