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The Economics of rural organization : theory, practice, and policy

Author: Karla Ruth Hoff; Avishay Braverman; Joseph E Stiglitz
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Published for the World Bank [by] Oxford University Press, ©1993.
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The objective of this book is to narrow the gaps between economic theory and empirical work, and between academic research and policy evaluation, with respect to the rural sector of developing countries.
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Economics of rural organization.
New York, N.Y. : Published for the World Bank [by] Oxford University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)654537106
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karla Ruth Hoff; Avishay Braverman; Joseph E Stiglitz
ISBN: 0195208889 9780195208887
OCLC Number: 27684694
Notes: "A World Bank book"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 590 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Karla Hoff, Avishay Braverman and Joseph E. Stiglitz --
2. Imperfect Information and Rural Credit Markets: Puzzles and Policy Perspectives / Karla Hoff and Joseph E. Stiglitz --
3. Administrative Failures in Rural Credit Programs / Avishay Braverman and J. Luis Guasch --
4. Peer Monitoring and Credit Markets / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
5. Credit Markets in Northern Nigeria: Credit as Insurance in a Rural Economy / Christopher Udry --
6. The Nascent Rural Credit Market in China / Gershon Feder, Lawrence J. Lau, Justin Y. Lin and Xiaopeng Luo --
7. Imperfect Information, Screening, and the Costs of Informal Lending: A Study of a Rural Credit Market in Pakistan / Irfan Aleem 8. The Thai Rural Credit System and Elements of a Theory: Public Subsidies, Private Information, and Segmented Markets / Ammar Siamwalla, Chirmsak Pinthong, Nipon Poapongsakorn, Ploenpit Satsanguan, Prayong Nettayarak, Wanrak Mingmaneenakin and Yuavares Tubpun --
9. Interactions between Institutional and Informal Credit Agencies in Rural India / Clive Bell --
10. Cooperative Credit in Agriculture --
The Israeli Experience / Yoav Kislev, Zvi Lerman and Pinhas Zusman --
11. Designing Land Policies: An Overview / Karla Hoff --
12. The Theory of Land Tenure and Property Rights / Gershon Feder and David Feeny --
13. The Economics of Land and Titling in Thailand / Gershon Feder --
14. Indigenous Land Rights Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Constraint on Productivity? / Shem Migot-Adholla, Peter B. Hazell, Benoit Blarel and Frank Place 15. Kasugpong in the Philippine Rice Bowl: The Emergence of New Labor Institutions after the Land Reform / Yujiro Hayami and Keijiro Otsuka --
16. Path-Dependent Policy Reforms: From Land Reform to Rural Development in Colombia / Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet --
17. Consequences of Limited Risk Markets and Imperfect Information for the Design of Taxes and Transfers: An Overview / Karla Hoff and Joseph E. Stiglitz --
18. Land Taxes, Output Taxes, and Sharecropping: Was Henry George Right? / Karla Hoff --
19. If Agricultural Land Taxation Is So Efficient, Why Is It So Rarely Used? / Jonathan Skinner --
20. Targeting Taxes and Transfers: Administrative Costs and Policy Design in Developing Economies / Timothy Besley --
21. Implications of Imperfect Risk Markets for Agricultural Taxation / David Newbery 22. How to Analyze the Brazilian Price Band Proposals / Avishay Braverman, Ravi Kanbur, Antonio Salazar P. Brandao, Jeffrey Hammer, Mauro de Rezende Lopes and Alexandra Tan --
23. Poverty Alleviation through Regional Targeting: A Case Study for Indonesia / Martin Ravallion --
24. Technological Change, Imperfect Markets, and Agricultural Extension: An Overview / Jock R. Anderson and Karla Hoff --
25. Water Rights Doctrines and Technology Adoption / Farhed Shah, David Zilberman and Ujjayant Chakravorty --
26. Scale Economies, Technological Change, and Diversification / Avinash Dixit --
27. Markets and Contracts in African Pastoralism / John McIntire --
28. Institutional Reform in India: The Case of Agricultural Extension / Gershon Feder and Roger Slade --
29. Agricultural Change and Inequality in Palanpur, 1957-84 / Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern.
Responsibility: edited by Karla Hoff, Avishay Braverman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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The objective of this book is to narrow the gaps between economic theory and empirical work, and between academic research and policy evaluation, with respect to the rural sector of developing countries.

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