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Should I stay or should I go? A behavioral approach to organizational choice in Tajikistan’s agriculture

Müller, Malte and Rommel, Jens (2018). Should I stay or should I go? A behavioral approach to organizational choice in Tajikistan’s agriculture. Journal of agricultural and resource economics. 43 , 469-486
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Abstract

Most communist economies were dominated by large collective farms. Today, smaller family farms often coexist with larger corporate and collective farms in these countries. The roles of other-regarding preferences and social norms have been largely neglected in the debate on farmers’ organizational choices. We conducted lab-in-the-field ultimatum game experiments with 397 cotton farmers from collective and family farms. Large and statistically significant differences existed in the rejection behavior among the two farm types. Punishment of unfair behavior explained organizational choice, both with and without controlling for other factors. We conclude that the continuation of dual farm structures requires tailored policy support.

Authors/Creators:Müller, Malte and Rommel, Jens
Title:Should I stay or should I go? A behavioral approach to organizational choice in Tajikistan’s agriculture
Series/Journal:Journal of agricultural and resource economics (1068-5502)
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:43
Page range:469-486
Number of Pages:18
Publisher:Western Agricultural Economics Association
ISSN:1068-5502
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Central Asia, decollectivization, experimental economics, farm structure, social preferences, structural change, transition, ultimatum game
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5022
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5022
ID Code:15665
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:25 Sep 2018 06:22
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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