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Fads Versus Fundamentals In Farmland Prices


  • Barry FALK
  • Bong-Soo LEE



This paper develops an approach to decompose farmland price time series into three components: permanent fundamental component, temporary fundamental component, and nonfundamental component. This decomposition is useful for studying the importance of fundamental versus nonfundamental factors in explaining farmland price behavior and the dynamic response of farmland price to shocks to each of these components, among other issues. The approach is applied to annual Iowa farmland prices over the 1992-1994 sample period.

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  • Barry FALK & Bong-Soo LEE, 1996. "Fads Versus Fundamentals In Farmland Prices," Staff Papers 281, Iowa State University Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:isuesp:281 Note: Tables and figures are NOT included in the machine readable copy of Staff Paper 281. Contact the author for copies.

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