An Empirical Investigation of Farmers Behavior Under Uncertainty: Income, Price and Yield Variability for Late-Nineteenth Century American Agriculture, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

An Empirical Investigation of Farmers Behavior Under Uncertainty

Income, Price and Yield Variability for Late-Nineteenth Century American Agriculture, 1st Edition

By Robert A. McGuire

Routledge

340 pages

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Hardback: 9780367252052
pub: 2019-10-18
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This study, first published in 1985, aims to provide objective measures of the risks associated with various crops and livestock in the late nineteenth century and to examine two important issues in American economic history. Knowledge of these risks if a necessity to the profession, if analyses of the uncertainties of postbellum agriculture are to continue. Without this knowledge, assertions which have little or no empirical content will continue to be made. This title will be of great interest to students of economics and agriculture.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Review of the Literature 3. Price, Yield, and Income Variability Measures 4. Crop Diversification and Risk in the Cotton South 5. Agrarian Discontent as a Response to Uncertainty 6. Summary and Conclusions; Bibliography; Appendices

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Routledge Library Editions: Agriculture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science