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Farmers’ Bargaining Power and Input Prices: What Can We Learn from Self-Reported Assessments?1

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Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland
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Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, 00-241 Warsaw, Poland
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Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(2), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8020063
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 5 February 2019 / Accepted: 13 February 2019 / Published: 18 February 2019
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Abstract

One of the key challenges in improving our understanding of farmers’ relations with input suppliers is that we do not have direct information about farmers’ bargaining power vis-à-vis their input providers. To overcome this problem, this study used farmers’ self-reported assessments of their position in the supply chain. Using unique micro-survey data from the dairy sector in Poland, we constructed a proxy of farmers’ bargaining power and showed that it helps to explain discounts at which farmers buy feed from input suppliers, in addition to what is explained by the standard variables. View Full-Text
Keywords: farmers’ self-reported bargaining power; input suppliers; price relations; dairy sector; Poland farmers’ self-reported bargaining power; input suppliers; price relations; dairy sector; Poland
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Malak-Rawlikowska, A.; Milczarek-Andrzejewska, D.; Fałkowski, J. Farmers’ Bargaining Power and Input Prices: What Can We Learn from Self-Reported Assessments?1. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 63.

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