EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Организация на снабдяването с финанси в българските ферми

Governing of finance supply in Bulgarian farms

Hrabrin Bachev ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Attempt has been made to identify dominant forms and factors for finance supply in Bulgarian farms. New Institutional and Transaction Costs Economics framework is used to estimate comparative efficiency of various modes for financing of short-term and long-term activities of farms of different type and size. Study is based on a large-scale microeconomic data collected through interviews with managers of 0.5% of commercial farms in the country. Big transitional institutional, economic and behavioral uncertainty combined with high asset specificity and low recurrence of transactions, have blocked use of market debt financing of farms. Great variety of specific private modes have emerged to overcome funding difficulties and to govern dependant transactions (internal investment, personal contacts, share investment, interlinked organization). However, vast development and maintenance costs (“free riding”) have prevented formation of effective collective credit supply forms. Large third-party (Government, international assistance, NGO) intervention has also taken place to finance (directly or indirectly) farms or to assist market and private modes of funding of farm activities. Nevertheless, for majority of Bulgarian farms external funding is still either too expensive (high interest rate, unaffordable collateral requirements, immense paper work and bureaucratic procedures, big “side payments”) or not accessible at all. High transaction costs for “credit supply”, and “marketing”, and “contract enforcement” are the major factors limiting farm enlargement at present stage of transition. Along with further credit support, public involvement should be directed to enhancement of efficiency of State lending programs and improvement of general institutional environment (legislative framework, contract enforcement system, market infrastructure etc.).

Keywords: governance; financing; agriculture; Bulgaria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Икономика и управление на селското стопанство 5.XLVIII(2003): pp. 10-21

Downloads: (external link)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/99340/1/MPRA_paper_99340.pdf original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pra:mprapa:99340

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

 
Page updated 2020-05-25
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:99340