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The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions$
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Pranab Bardhan

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198287629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198287623.001.0001

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Rational Peasants, Efficient Institutions, and a Theory of Rural Organization: Methodological Remarks for Development Economics

Rational Peasants, Efficient Institutions, and a Theory of Rural Organization: Methodological Remarks for Development Economics

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(p.18) 2. Rational Peasants, Efficient Institutions, and a Theory of Rural Organization: Methodological Remarks for Development Economics
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The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions
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DOI:10.1093/0198287623.003.0002

Discusses functional but imperfect institutions, peasant rationality, the nature and role of markets, and the role of history.

Keywords:   competition, history, incomplete information, markets, peasants, rationality

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