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common name for several species of grasses cultivated mainly for cereals in the Eastern Hemisphere and for forage and hay in North America. The principal varieties are the foxtail, pearl, and barnyard millets and the proso millet, called also broomcorn millet and hog millet. Much millet is grown in China, India, Manchuria, the USSR, and Africa. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) comprises 90% of the millets grown in the United States. Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) is the chief cereal in parts of Asia and Africa; in the United States it is used for feeding poultry and cage birds. Foniofonio,
annual plant, genus Digitaria, of the grass family (Poaceoe). Native to Senegal, it is a type of millet grown as a staple grain throughout the Sahel region of West Africa, where it has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years.
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, another millet, is widely grown in Africa's Sahel region. Millet seeds or grain have served man and domestic animals as food (e.g., groats) since ancient times. The plant is known to have been grown by the lake dwellers of Switzerland in the Stone Age, and it was sown by the Chinese in religious ceremonies as early as 2700 B.C. Millets are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.
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A common name applied to at least five related members of the grass family grown for their edible seeds.
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1. a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
a. an East Indian annual grass, Panicum miliaceum, cultivated for grain and forage, having pale round shiny seeds
b. the seed of this plant
3. any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet


Jean Fran?ois . 1814--75, French painter of the Barbizon school, noted for his studies of peasants at work
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(1.) The existence and prevalence of the Winner's Curse has been well documented in both the laboratory and the field (see, e.g., Bajari and Hortacsu 2003; Charness and Levin 2009; Kagel and Levin 1986).
Bajari & Tadelis (1999; 2001) argue that moral hazard problems in construction can increase in fixed price contracts, especially if the contractor's bid is too low (see also Warsame (2012) who discusses that this can lead to quality problems which is one form of moral hazard).
(2) As listed in Abrantez-Metz (2013) and Abrantes-Metz and Bajari (2012).
This type of contract allocates risks mainly to contractors and is likely to reduce the costs of services provision (Bajari & Tadelis, 2001).
Bajari and Greg Lewis have developed a research agenda that investigates how to design procurement contracts to more effectively align the incentives of contractors with those of the highway department and drivers.
(8.) Bajari, Chu, and Park (2008); Foote, Gerardi, and Willen (2008); Flaughwout, Peach, and Tracy (2008); and Bhutta, Dokko, and Shan (2010) find that negative equity is highly correlated with higher default rates.
Bajari and Kahn (2005) show that white suburbanization is partly driven by a greater demand to live in communities with high human capital, that is, places characterized by residents with high educational attainment and other accumulated skills and experience.
Using eBay as a tool for economic research has become quite common, as the survey by Bajari and Hortacsu (2004) shows.
However, Rosen (1974) approach has been applied to a wide range of discipline among which are housing and environmental economics (Bajari and Kahn, 2005).
For example, Porter and Zona (1993, 1999) or Bajari and Ye (2003) concentrate on some selected bidding markets and demonstrate the difference between the collusive and competitive bidding behavior.