This study derives the qualitative properties of a household’s optimal consumption, family labor, hired labor and non-labor input choices under price and/or output risk through a Slutsky-type compensation without imposing any restriction on risk preference structure or production technology. These compensated responses provide the underpinning for welfare analysis in agricultural household models under risk. The framework for the evaluation of welfare effects of product and factor price interventions in a setting of output and price risk is developed. The paper also outlines an empirical model for estimation of the compensated demand and supply responses and for validation of the paper’s analytical results.

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“Compensated Optimal Response Under Uncertainty in Agricultural Household Models,” A. Saha, Agricultural Economics, 11 (1994), 111–123