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Does Switzerland Have a Productivity Problem?

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  • Ferjani, Ali
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    This paper focuses on the evolution of productivity in the agricultural sector of 21 developped countries over the period of 1990-2002. It uses Data Envelopment Analysis, a non-parametric approach that allows decompositions of changes in productivity into variations in efficiency and technical change. The results show that productivity improvements (0,6 % per year) were principally due to technological progress (0,4 % per years). However, this performance was not uniform in all the countries.

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    Article provided by Swiss Society for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology in its journal Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarsoziologie/ Economie et Sociologie Rurales.

    Volume (Year): (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:agrarw:32009

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    Keywords: Productivity Analysis;

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