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Throsby, C.D.; Rutledge, David J.S.. 
Several farm sector econometric models are reviewed initially and the aggregation problem highlighted. A thirtyequation model of the Australian agricultural sector is specified in which farm output, stocks and exports and the domestic demand for farm products are endogenous, as well as farm, export and retail prices. Disaggregation is into food and nonfood components of unprocessed output, and the processing of food is traced through to final demand. The model is estimated by a modified 2SLS procedure using quarterly data covering the period 19601970. 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Agribusiness. 
Ano: 1977 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22264 
 

 


Throsby, C.D.. 
This paper traces the perceptions of the agricultural sector held by economists over the last three centuries, with particular emphasis on how the evolution of these ideas has influenced the state of presentday thinking about the economic role of agriculture in developed and developing economies. The paper begins with the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, leading to a consideration of the place of agriculture in the work of the major figures of classical political economy from Adam Smith to Marx. The rise of neoclassical economics, and its influence on twentieth century thinking, is discussed. In the contemporary period, particular attention is paid to agriculture in development theory, with an assessment of conflicting theoretical ideas about the... 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession. 
Ano: 1986 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12581 
 

 

 

 


Throsby, C.D.. 
The role of dynamic programming as a means of examining the allocation and pricing problems in the theory of the firm is considered in this paper. The production relationships and equilibrium conditions as specified by neoclassical theory and linear programming are stated and dynamic programming formulations of each of these models are constructed and compared. It is demonstrated that dynamic programming adds nothing to established theory in these cases, providing simply an alternative means of computation which might be preferred for some empirical problems. It is concluded that some theoretical contribution may be possible by using dynamic programming to attack problems beyond the scope of conventional methods. 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods. 
Ano: 1968 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9108 
 

 


Throsby, C.D.. 
The contribution of the theory of games to decision making has been twofold. Firstly, it has described and clarified many of those decision complexes which are reducible to a direct conflict of interests ("game") between two or more irreconcilably opposing parties who have some control over the outcome of the conflict. Secondly, it has supplied means of obtaining solutions to some of the problems so posed. The best examples of nontrivial realworld game situations are to be found in warfare and, in the field of business, in duopolies and oligopolies. But the number of applications has been limited to a large extent by some assumptions required by the theory, mainly those which define the strictness of the competition between the players and the degree of... 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Agribusiness. 
Ano: 1961 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22545 
 


Throsby, C.D.. 
The most common application of linear programming in agricultural situations has been to the problem of resource allocation between competing farm activities. Given relevant inputoutput information for a specific farm, together with real or assumed price and cost patterns, the technique of linear programming enables calculation of the combination of enterprises which maximizes net profit, within the limitations imposed by the availability of farm resources. It is necessary in some linear programming analyses to make explicit allowance for the peculiar influence of time on the structure of the system under study. Of the many ways in which this may be achieved, this article considers four, which have been, or are likely to be, of relevance in an... 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods. 
Ano: 1962 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8738 
 

 


Throsby, C.D.. 
Multiperiod linear programming models are classified initially. The main interest of this paper is in models of cyclical activity. The conditions under which such models lead to stable repetitive optimal solutions are defined. A simple technique is presented by which this stable solution (termed here the "stable core") can be derived without recourse to solving a full extended matrix. Firmlevel applications of this model in agriculture are discussed. 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods. 
Ano: 1967 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22752 
 

 


Throsby, C.D.. 
The study on which this article is based is hoped to be the first of a series investigating the use of dynamic programming in agricultural allocation decisions. The model presented in this article was constructed in simple form to study onceover sequences of allocation of land to some activity of longrun benefit. The activity chosen was pasture improvement, but as will be seen later the section of the model which describes pasture improvement could be altered to make the model specific to some other relevant activity if desired. The presentation of this article is as follows: First the nature of dynamic programming as an analytical tool is explained. Then the dynamic programming relationships in the model are constructed and a simple numerical example... 
Tipo: Journal Article 
Palavraschave: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies. 
Ano: 1964 
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9052 
 
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