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Nonparametric data envelopment analysis is used to determine productivity and efficiency of agricultural and nonagricultural banks categorized into six different asset size groups. An outputoriented Malmquist index is estimated and decomposed into its components to provide a comparison of...
Research on agribusiness loan success and failure has been limited, and has typically adopted the nonagricultural business approach of using financial ratios to predict loan success, with success rates generally ranging from 60 to 80. This study uses primary loan data to test the financial and...
Several criteria that produce rankings of risk management strategies are evaluated. The criteria considered are expected return, value at risk, the Sharpe ratio, the necessary condition for firstdegree stochastic dominance with a riskfree asset, and the necessary condition for seconddegree...
Changes within the financial services industry have raised concerns about the ability of agricultural banks to adequately fund local rural development. To address these concerns, the GrammLeachBliley Act of 1999 broadened agricultural bank access to Federal Home Loan Bank FHLB financing. Probit...
This study uses farmlevel data from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association to determine whether the variability of net farm income is significantly influenced by farm size, financial structure, and other structural characteristics of farm businesses. The econometric results...
This investigation considers factors affecting offfarm investment of farm households. A national farmlevel survey was used to evaluate the effects of various farm and operator characteristics on the likelihood of offfarm investment. Results suggest differences in level of education, age of the...
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