Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162965
Authors: 
Bell, Clive
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics 622
Abstract: 
The object of this essay is to describe and analyse contractual relations in two villages in North-east Bihar at a time when the so-called ‘green revolution’ promised much and the region had just started to benefit from canal irrigation. It is against this historical background that I will examine, with the benefit of hindsight, the functioning of the markets for labour and tenancies, and their interplay with those for draught power and credit. Theory sheds much light on why such richly diverse arrangements prevailed, but despite notable subsequent advances, it still leaves certain important questions without a fully satisfactory answer.
Subjects: 
agrarian contracts
Bihar
JEL: 
J43
N55
O13
Q15
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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