Agricultural production

edited by Bruce L. Gardner and Gordon C. Rausser

This two volume set presents work on topics central to the economics of agriculture - the quantitative representation of technology, market expectations, household production behaviour, consumer behaviour with uncertain quality and safety of goods, and issues of imperfect competition in food marketing. Volume Ia treats issues in agricultural production, representing the consequences of decades of work deepening and widening the original focus of agricultural economics on farm management. In addition to the theory and estimation of production and supply behaviour in agriculture, chapters are devoted to topics on which major advancements have been made: technological change; returns to agricultural research; the industrial structure of agriculture; land institutions and markets; and human capital and finance. Two chapters are further specialized to rural labour and household issues: migration and the role of women in developing countries. Volume Ib deals with the economics of agricultural products after they leave the farm. Seven chapters explain developments in application of dual approaches in household economies, the industrial organization of food marketing, marketing margins between farm and retail prices, spatial price analysis, commodity storage and price stabilization, commodity futures and options markets, and the economics of food safety. Volumes Ia and Ib each follow their specialized chapters with a synthesis chapter that brings together and assesses the main themes and issues of the field, and volume Ib concludes with an overall synthesis of the state of and prospects for agricultural economics as applied economic science.

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This first volume of the "Handbook of Agricultural Economics" presents work on topics central to the economics of agriculture: the quantitative representation of technology; market expectations; household production behaviour; consumer behaviour with uncertain quality and safety of goods; and issues of imperfect competition in food marketing. Volume 1A treats issues in agricultural production, representing the consequences of decades of work deepening and widening the original focus of agricultural economics on farm management. In addition to the theory and estimation of production and supply behaviour in agriculture, chapters are devoted to topics on which major advancements have been made: technological change; returns to agricultural research; the industrial structure of agriculture, land institutions and markets; and human capital and finance. Two chapters are further specialized to rural labour and household issues: migration and the role of women in developing countries.

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[目次]

  • Volume 1A. Part 1: Agricultural Production. Production and supply (Y. Mundlak). Uncertainty, risk aversion, and risk management for agricultural producers (G. Moschini, D.A. Hennessy). Expectations, information and dynamics (M. Nerlove, D.A. Bessler). The agricultural innovation process: research and technology adoption in a changing agricultural sector (D. Sunding, D. Zilberman). Structural change in agricultural production: economics, technology and policy (J-P. Chavas). Land institutions and land markets (K. Deininger, G. Feder). Human capital: education and agriculture (W.E. Huffman). Women's roles in the agricultural household: bargaining and human capital investments (T.P. Schultz). Human capital: migration and rural population change (J.E. Taylor, P.L. Martin). Agricultural finance: credit, credit constraints, and consequences (P.J. Barry, L.J. Robison). Economic impacts of agricultural research and extension (R.E. Evenson). The agricultural producer: theory and statistical measurement [synthesis of 1A] (R.E. Just, R. Pope). ension (R.E. Evenson). The agricultural producer: theory and statistical measurement [synthesis of 1A] (R.E. Just, R. Pope).

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書名 Agricultural production
著作者等 Gardner, Bruce L.
Rausser, Gordon C.
Rausser Gordon C. (College of Natural Resources University of California Berkeley USA)
シリーズ名 Handbooks in economics
出版元 North-Holland : Elsevier Science
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xxi, 741, 52 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0444507280
0444825886
NCID BA54901373
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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