Theories of Sharecropping

Nirvikar Singh

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198287629
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595912 | DOI:

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 Theories of Sharecropping

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Surveys the theoretical literature on the rationale of sharecropping, with special emphasis on the roles of risk‐sharing, incentive provision, wealth constraints, and screening in an environment of pervasive uncertainty, and information asymmetry.

Keywords: asymmetric information; cost‐sharing; incentives; risk‐sharing; screening; sharecropping; uncertainty

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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