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Douglas W. Allen

Douglas W. Allen is Endowed University Professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.

Titles by This Author

Contracts, Risk, and Organization in Agriculture

The Nature of the Farm is a theoretical and empirical study of contracts and organization in agriculture based on the transaction cost framework. Transaction costs are important in agriculture because nature (for example, seasonality, weather, pests) plays such a critical role in determining output and limiting the ability of farmers to specialize.