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Contracts, payment delays and firm growth: Evidence from Bulgarian agriculture

Johan Swinnen () and Kristine Van Herck ()

No 61079, 114th Seminar, April 15-16, 2010, Berlin, Germany from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: The transition of a centrally planned to a more market economy provides a natural Experiment on the role of institutions and exchange in economic growth. This paper uses a unique dataset based on a survey of 305 dairy producing and supplying households in Bulgaria to analyze the impact of late payments for delivered products and farm assistance programs. The results of the dynamic panel analysis indicate that late payments have a negative influence on farm growth, while contracting with interlinked farm assistance programs, had a positive effect on farm growth.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31
Date: 2010-04
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.61079

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