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Worldwide Contracting in Agriculture: Experimental Evidence and Costs

AAEA members present new research virtually at 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting

In an AAEA virtual session taking place during the Allied Social Science Association’s Annual Meeting entitled “Contracting in Agriculture” authors from 3 different papers will speak on relational contracts, effects on diets and nutrition and transportation costs.

The organizer of the session Clark Lundberg from San Diego State University says, “Contracting is an important component of the agricultural production process across the globe.

Contracts provide avenues for risk management in agricultural production and agricultural supply chain optimization and are increasingly utilized in developing countries as a broader development tool. In this session we explore theoretical, experimental, and empirical aspects of contracting in agriculture."

Papers in this session:

  • Determinants of Relational Contract Performance: Experimental Evidence
    Steven Wu, Purdue University
  • The Effects of Contract Farming on Diets and Nutrition in Ghana
    Bethelhem Legesse Debela, University of Goettingen
    Anette Ruml, University of Goettingen
    Matin Qaim, University of Goettingen
  • Contracting and Transportation Costs
    Clark Lundberg, San Diego State University
    Tristan Skolrud, University of Saskatchewan

This session will take place on Sunday, January 3, 2021 virtually at 3:45 pm -5:45 pm EST. If you are interested in a complimentary media registration to attend these presentations live please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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