Diligence and laziness in the Chinese countryside revisited

Shmuel Nitzan, Adi Schnytzer

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A game-theoretic model is used to asses the impact of changing disutility of labour and distribution schemes on labour supply in Chinese agricultural product teams. It is argued that a previous analysis of the problem by chinn (1980) overlooks some inherent complications. It is shown that application of the symmetric, pure strategy Nash equilibrium concept yields no equilibria over a significant range of values for relevant variables. Asymmetric, pure strategy equilibria are shown to exist over this range. Allowing production teams continuous choice of labour inputs restores symmetric equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-418
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Development Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1987


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