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The state-contingent approach to production under uncertainty

  • John Quiggin

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    (Department of Economics, University of Queensland)

  • Robert G. Chambers

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    (Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park)

Chambers and Quiggin, claim that the state-contingent approach provides the best way to think about all problems in the economics of un- certainty, including problems of consumer choice, the theory of the firm, and principal?agent relationships. The purpose of this paper is to restate this claim, and to defend it in the light of recent developments in, and applications of, the state-contingent approach.

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  1. Quiggin, John, 1991. "Comparative Statics for Rank-Dependent Expected Utility Theory," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 4(4), pages 339-50, December.
  2. Quiggin, John & Chambers, R.G.Robert G., 2004. "Invariant risk attitudes," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 96-118, July.
  3. Shogren, Jason F. & Crocker, Thomas D., 1999. "Risk and Its Consequences," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 44-51, January.
  4. Just, Richard E. & Pope, Rulon D., 1978. "Stochastic specification of production functions and economic implications," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 67-86, February.
  5. John Quiggin & Robert G. Chambers, 2004. "Drought policy: a graphical analysis," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(2), pages 225-251, 06.
  6. Adamson, David & Mallawaarachchi, Thilak & Quiggin, John, 2004. "Modelling basin level allocation of water in the Murray Darling Basin in a world of uncertainty," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 149844, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  7. Bengt Holmstrom & Paul R. Milgrom, 1985. "Aggregation and Linearity in the Provision of Intertemporal Incentives," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 742, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  8. Robert G. Chambers & John Quiggin, 1998. "Cost Functions and Duality for Stochastic Technologies," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 80(2), pages 288-295.
  9. Simon Grant & John Quiggin, 2002. "The Risk Premium for Equity: Implications for the Proposed Diversification of the Social Security Fund," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(4), pages 1104-1115, September.
  10. Chris O'Donnell & W.E. Griffiths, 2004. "Estimating State-Contingent Production Frontiers," CEPA Working Papers Series WP022004, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  11. Chambers, Robert G & Quiggin, John, 1997. "Separation and Hedging Results with State-Contingent Production," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 64(254), pages 187-209, May.
  12. Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John C., 2002. "Separability Of Stochastic Production Decisions From Producer Risk Preferences In The Presence Of Financial Markets," Working Papers 28561, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  13. Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John, 2000. "Optimal Producer Behavior in the Presence of Area-Yield Crop Insurance," Working Papers 197595, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  14. Robert Chambers & Rolf Färe & John Quiggin, 2004. "Jointly radial and translation homothetic preferences: generalized constant risk aversion," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 23(3), pages 689-699, March.
  15. Racionero, Maria & Quiggin, John, 2004. "Fixed wages and bonuses in agency contracts: the case of a continuous state space," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151165, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  16. Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John, 2005. "Cost minimization and asset pricing," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151170, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  17. Rasmussen, Svend, 2003. "Criteria for optimal production under uncertainty. The state-contingent approach," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 47(4), December.
  18. Chambers,Robert G. & Quiggin,John, 2000. "Uncertainty, Production, Choice, and Agency," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521622448, November.
  19. Robert G. Chambers & John Quiggin, 2003. "Price Stabilization and the Risk-Averse Firm," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 85(2), pages 336-347.
  20. Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John C., 2004. "Technological and financial approaches to risk management in agriculture: an integrate approach," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(2), June.
  21. Quiggin, John & Chambers, Robert G, 1998. "Risk Premiums and Benefit Measures for Generalized-Expected-Utility Theories," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 17(2), pages 121-37, November.
  22. O'Donnell, Chris & Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John, 2006. "Efficiency analysis in the presence of uncertainty," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151176, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  23. Chambers, Robert G. & Quiggin, John, 2003. "Indirect certainty equivalents for the firm facing price and production uncertainty," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 78(3), pages 309-316, March.
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