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dc.contributor.authorArslan, Aslıhanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-09T07:48:22Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-09T07:48:22Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24865-
dc.description.abstractEconomic models of land allocation may lead to expectations for farmer response that surprisingly do not materialize, if market prices fail to reflect the value of farmers' product. Shadow prices rather than market prices explain resource allocation better for farmers who attach significant non-market values to their own crops. I extend the theoretical model in Arslan and Taylor (2008) to explain why the land allocation of such farmers may not respond to market signals even if transaction costs are not binding. I estimate the proportion of land subsistence maize farmers allocate to traditional versus modern maize varieties using nationally representative rural household data from Mexico the center of diversity of maize. I conclude that shadow prices explain land allocation better than market prices and discuss the importance of non-market values in understanding both farmers' supply response and on-farm conservation of traditional crops with non-market values.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aKiel Working Paper |x1469en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ39en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLand allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordshadow pricesen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-market valuesen_US
dc.subject.keywordtraditional cropsen_US
dc.subject.keywordon-farm conservationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftliche Bodennutzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAllokationen_US
dc.subject.stwMaisanbauen_US
dc.subject.stwSubsistenzwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwMaisen_US
dc.subject.stwSchattenpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwNaturschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleShadow vs. market prices in explaining land allocation: subsistence maize cultivation in rural Mexicoen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn587682620en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1469-

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