Search for dissertations about: "Agricultural finance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Agricultural finance.

  1. 1. Land-use and land-cover dynamics and rural livelihood perspectives, in the semi-arid areas of Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    Author : Efrem Garedew; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Global environmental changes in climate, land-use and bio-diversity are increasingly on top of scientific and political agenda. The impacts of climate change are manifested on all dimensions of food security: availability, accessibility, utilization and stability. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on agricultural and environmental policy

    Author : Thomas Jonsson; Thomas Aronsson; Panu Poutvaara; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; agricultural policy; political economy; income and commodity taxation; economic federation; environmental policy; lobbying; cooperatives; market power; policy cooperation; distortionary taxes; labor market; Nash game; Stackelberg game; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of a summary and four papers. The first two papers address political economy and indus-trial organization aspects of agricultural policy, and the last two international aspects of environmental policy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nonlinear and Nonparametric Dynamical Methods in Economics and Finance

    Author : Gazi Salah Uddin; Bo Sjö; Ramo Gencay; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Commodity markets; Nonlinear causality testing; Dependence structure; Business cycles; Timescale analysis; Growth dynamics; Portfolio management;

    Abstract : The objectives of the thesis - which comprises six parts – can be summarized in i) implementing linear and nonlinear/nonparametric approaches toward detecting, measuring and analyzing the nature and directionality of causal relationships in financial markets, ii) elaborating on modern topics in financial investment analysis, iii) probing into the role of commodity futures in constructing optimal portfolios as well as iv) investigating growth dynamics via aggregated and disaggregated indices.The first paper named “Analyzing causal interactions between sectoral equity returns and commodity futures returns in the aftermath of the global financial crisis: The case of the US and EU equity returns”, aims to explore and compare the dependence and co-movement structure between commodity and various asset classes’ returns including the USA and EU stock markets via the use of linear and non-linear causality testing in a comparative context with the additional adjustment for cointegration and conditional heteroscedasticity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Irrigation water management : A performance study of the Rahad scheme in Sudan, 1977-1996

    Author : Nighisty Ghezae; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic history; Rahad scheme; irrigation management; water supply activities; agricultural extension activity; performance assessment; main system management; on-farm management; organizational structure; Ekonomisk historia; Economic history; Ekonomisk historia; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : The central objectives of this study is to assess the performance of irrigation water management of the Rahad scheme in Sudan between 1977 and 1996. The study assesses how well the scheme has succeeded in achieving irrigation management objectives using the criteria of productivity, equity, cost recovery and environmental stability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Price Formation in Real Estate Markets

    Author : Pia Nilsson; Åke E Andersson; Börje Johansson; Nancy Bockstael; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
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    Abstract : This thesis includes an introductory chapter and four individual papers. The papers are held together by concepts associated with price formation in real estate markets, differentiated goods and the local character of land and housing markets. READ MORE