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Core Supply Chain Investment as Launching Platform for Outlier Farm Enterprises – Part II

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Mar 24, 2010 — Neil Boyle

Part I asserts that wise and patient capital are important ingredients to getting outlier farmer contracts right, but does not go into details. The subject of wise capital is addressed in two website postings, namely: the Part I version of this paper, and Project Finance: Incentives and Governance.   The topic of ...

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A Stylized Case Study:Deriving Economic Governance

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Mar 15, 2010 — Neil Boyle

Updated on April 15, 2010 (in red font) for greater clarity on the topic of operationalizing transaction costs. In the 1960s, economists started actively pursuing research in institutional economics to great success and we see that success in: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE), Agency Theory (AT), and Property Rights Economics (PRE), among others, which ...

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Core Supply Chain Investment as Launching Platform for Outlier Farm Engerprises-Part I

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Dec 16, 2009 — Neil Boyle

Getting outlier farmers, as opposed to core farmers, up to capacity and scale is a central aim of combating rural poverty and food security in many parts of the world. Outlier farmers require steady and reliable support over long periods of time during which much can and will go wrong. The ...

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Transaction Complexity Overtaking the Institutional Capacities of the State

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Dec 15, 2009 — Neil Boyle

Case study (2007)  THE AIRPORT, a BOT to build and operate an international airport in an unnamed Country is an example of transaction complexity overtaking the capacities of the institutions meant to enable them. Transaction complexity came in three forms: the narrow dividing line between private ordering and corruption; an insensitive ...

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How Countries Give-up their Sovereignty as Part of Regional Economic Integration

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Dec 6, 2009 — Neil Boyle

In a certain part of the world, three principal regional economic communities (RECs) serve as secretariats to their respective member countries for the purpose of regional economic integration. The international community referred to as ICPs (International Cooperating Partners) by the RECs consists of bilateral donors, international finance institutions (IFIs such as ...

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Rail Concessions and Getting Expost Economic Governance Right

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Dec 4, 2009 — Neil Boyle

Eight public private partnership concessions in four countries were analyzed by a sector specialist and then reviewed by the author using [A]TCE as framework. These railway concessions consisted of specialized interfirm intermediate product transactions occurring in an environment of recurrent bargaining and changing market circumstances. Under these circumstances, we would expect to ...

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