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Farm household efficiency in Bangladesh: a comparison of stochastic frontier and DEA methods

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Benedict White


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This study compares estimates of technical efficiency obtained from the stochastic frontier approach and the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach using farm-level survey data for rice farmers in Bangladesh. Technical inefficiency effects are modelled as a function of farm-specific socioeconomic factors, environmental factors and irrigation infrastructure. The results from both the approaches indicate that efficiency is significantly influenced by the factors measuring environmental degradation and irrigation infrastructure.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wadud A, White B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Economics

Year: 2000

Volume: 32

Issue: 13

Pages: 1665-1673

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0003-6846

ISSN (electronic): 1466-4283

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd


DOI: 10.1080/000368400421011


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