Peter J Barry

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An empirical approach combining elements of principal-agent theory and transaction cost economics is used to determine farmers' preferences for contract terms in crop production. The approach is tested by asking grain farmers to rank contract choices and specify price premiums in simulated case situations. The statistical results indicate that farmers'(More)
Factors affecting a lender's decision to grant farmers operating credit in North Dakota are quantified in an intertemporal loan profitability model using stochastic dynamic programming. Experimental data obtained from a panel of lenders demonstrates the sensitivity of an optimal policy to changes in a lender's discount rate, a borrower's repayment status,(More)
There are several methods available to the clinician to assess severity of lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF). Here we present a case where several of these modalities appeared to be discordant. As in this case, many assessments of respiratory status may be necessary to fully evaluate patients with CF. Spirometry may be insensitive to significant changes(More)
  • Yan Yan, Nicholas D Paulson, Peter J Barry, Gary D Schnitkey, Hayri Önal, James A Gentry
  • 2009
The study measures farm credit risk by using farm records collected by Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) during the period 1995-2004. The study addresses the following questions: 1) whether farm " s financial position is fully described by the structure model, 2) what are the determinants of farm capital structure under the structure model, 3) how to(More)
It is the Policy of Cornell University actively to support equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination committed to the maintenance of affirmative action programs which will assure the continuation(More)
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