Accession Number : AD0617555

Title :   ON COLLECTIVE FARMS AND PRODUCER CO-OPERATIVES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Domar,Evsey D.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The study consists of four parts: in the first, Ward's creation, called the 'Pure Model' of a co-op is re-worked with a generalized production function. The tenor of Ward's findings (based on a single-output, one-or-twoinput function) is confirmed, but some of the results are made more definite, and one is reversed. The second part is a short digression on a co-op as a monopolist. In the third part, the co-op is faced with a supply schedule of labor; this makes the model much more realistic and reverses the paradoxical results of the 'Pure Model'. A summary and conclusions are presented in the fourth part.

Descriptors :   (*AGRICULTURE, ECONOMICS), (*ECONOMICS, AGRICULTURE), PRODUCTION, COSTS, COMMERCE, LABOR, COMMUNISM, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE