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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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Theories of Sharecropping

Theories of Sharecropping

(p.33) 3. Theories of Sharecropping
The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Nirvikar Singh

Oxford University Press

Surveys the theoretical literature on the rationale of sharecropping, with special emphasis on the roles of risk‐sharing, incentive provision, wealth constraints, and screening in an environment of pervasive uncertainty, and information asymmetry.

Keywords:   asymmetric information, cost‐sharing, incentives, risk‐sharing, screening, sharecropping, uncertainty

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