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The Economic theory of agrarian institutions / edited by Pranab Bardhan.

Bardhan, Pranab K. (Added Author).
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Subject: Agriculture > Economic aspects > Developing countries.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 408 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; 1989.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-403) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Alternative approaches to the theory of institutions in economic development / Pranab Bardhan -- Rational peasants, efficient institutions, and a theory of rural organization : methodological remarks for development economics / Joseph E. Stiglitz -- Theories of sharecropping Nirvikar Singh -- A comparison of principal-agent and bargaining solutions : the case of tenancy contracts / Clive Bell -- Contracts with eviction in infinitely repeated principal-agent relationships / Bhaskar Dutta, Debraj Ray, and Kunal Sengupta -- Production relations in semi-arid African agriculture / Hans Binswanger, John McIntire, and Chris Udry -- Rural credit markets : the structure of interest rates, exploitation, and efficiency / Kaushik Basu. -- Credit and agrarian class structure / Mukesh Eswaran and Ashok Kotwal -- Credit rationing, tenancy, productivity, and the dynamics of inequality / Avishay Braverman and Joseph E. Stiglitz -- On choice among creditors and bonded labour contracts / T.N. Srinivasan -- Some aspects of linked product and credit market contracts among risk-neutral agents / Clive Bell and T.N. Srinivasan -- A note on interlinked rural economic arrangements / Pranab Bardhan -- Interlinkages and the pattern of competition / Debraj Ray and Kunal Sengupta -- Agricultural institutions for insurance stabilization / David M. Newberry -- Peasants' risk aversion and the choice of marketing intermediaries and contracts : a bargaining theory of equilibrium marketing contracts / Pinhas Zusman.
Agricultural producer co-operatives / Louis Putterman -- Institutional analysis of credit co-operatives / Avishay Braverman and J. Luis Guasch -- Agrarian structure, technological innovations, and the state / Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Marcel Fafchamps.
Summary, etc.: This volume contains a series of essays which aims to show how some of the tools of advanced economic theory can usefully contribute to an understanding of how institutions operate. In particular, such techniques can be applied to the study of institutions within poor agrarian economies.
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