MEASURING FARMERS' RISK ATTITUDES: A CASE STUDY OF THE EASTERN PLATEAU REGION OF ALGERIA

A modified experimental approach is used to elicit farmer utility functions in the eastern high plateau of Algeria. Based on the results, the hypothesis is tested that farmers’ risk attitudes are modified by the agroecological zone in which they live, by the crops they grow, and the type of sector (private or socialist) in which they produce. It is concluded that while the studied farmers are risk averse, no intrinsic difference exists in farmers’ attitudes between sectors or sites.


Issue Date:
1987-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32227
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 12, Number 2
Page range:
198-206
Total Pages:
9




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