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dc.contributor.authorMookherjee, Dilipen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitra, Sandipen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisaria, Sujataen_US
dc.contributor.authorTorero, Maximoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-03T18:57:10Z
dc.date.available2019-06-03T18:57:10Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDilip Mookherjee, Sandip Mitra, Sujata Visaria, Maximo Torero. 2018. "Middleman Margins and Asymmetric Information: An Experiment with Potato Farmers in West Bengal." Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 100, Issue 1,
dc.identifier.issn0034-6535
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/35764
dc.description.abstractWest Bengal potato farmers cannot directly access wholesale markets and do not know wholesale prices. Local middlemen earn large margins; pass-through from wholesale to farm-gate prices is negligible. When we informed farmers in randomly chosen villages about wholesale prices, average farm-gate sales and priceswere unaffected, but pass-through to farm-gate prices increased. These results can be explained by a model where farmers bargain ex post with village middlemen, with the outside option of selling to middlemen outside the village. They are inconsistent with standard oligopolistic models of pass-through, search frictions or risk-sharing contracts.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofReview of Economics and Statistics
dc.subjectApplied economicsen_US
dc.subjectEconometricsen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.titleMiddleman margins and asymmetric information: an experiment with potato farmers in West Bengalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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