Cover: On Collective Farms and Producer Co-operatives.

On Collective Farms and Producer Co-operatives.

Published 1965

by Evsey D. Domar

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An analysis of the essential structure of the Soviet kolkhoze (collective farm)-i.e., a producer cooperative which uses the labor of its members, purchases other inputs, sells its outputs, pays a rent and/or taxes, and divides all or part of its net proceeds among its members. The Paper consists of: (1) a re-working, with a generalized production function, of B. Ward's model of a co-op (here called the "Pure Model"); (2) a digression on the co-op as a monopoly; (3) presentation of the co-op model faced with a realistic supply schedule of labor; (4) summary and conclusions. An analysis of the essential structure of the Soviet kolkhoze (collective farm)--i.e., a producer cooperative which uses the labor of its members, purchases other inputs, sells its outputs, pays a rent and/or taxes, and divides all or part of its net proceeds among its members. The paper consists of (1) a re-working, with a generalized production function, of B. Ward's model of a co-op (here called the "Pure Model"); (2) a digression on the co-op as a monopoly; (3) presentation of the co-op model faced with a realistic supply schedule of labor; and (4) summary and conclusions. 37 pp.

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