Some like to join, others to deliver. An econometric analysis of farmers’ relationships with agricultural co-operatives

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In many European countries, farmers are a member of a processing or marketing co-operative, and most of these farmers also deliver their products to that co-operative. However, an extensive dataset of Italian farmers shows that not all members deliver to their co-op, and that there are also non-members that deliver. Using theoretical arguments from the New Institutional Economics literature, a bivariate probit model is estimated to explain co-op membership and delivery jointly. Results show that membership and delivering are indeed related, but also that different factors influence farmers’ decisions on membership and delivery
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Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event114th EAAE seminar, Berlin, Germany -
Duration: 15 Apr 201016 Apr 2010


Seminar114th EAAE seminar, Berlin, Germany

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