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A Generalised Measure of Farm Specific Technical Efficiencies

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Philip Dawson, Dr John Lingard, Dr Chris Woodford


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Single measures of farm-specific technical efficiency over time are calculated for rice farms in Central Luzon, the Philippines, from the residuals of a stochastic frontier production function. Panel data from the International Rice Research Institute's periodic “Loop Survey” are used. Results show a narrow range of efficiency between 84% and 95% across the twenty-two farms, so that there is limited scope for increasing output by resource reallocation. A comparison is made with measures of technical efficiency using traditional covariance analysis.

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Author(s): Dawson PJ, Lingard J, Woodford CH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Year: 1991

Volume: 73

Issue: 4

Pages: 1098-1104

ISSN (print): 0002-9092

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8276

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.2307/1242438


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