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Subsidies, Endogenous Technical Efficiency And The Measurement Of Productivity Growth

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  • Lachaal, Lassaad
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    The impacts of program subsidy on productivity growth is investigated in this study Mundlak's concept of endogeneity is applied to technical efficiency and generalized within a dual framework. Technology is described by an aggregate cost function while technical efficiency is conditional on a vector of state variables. Empirical evidence from the U.S. dairy sector supports the hypothesis that protectionism, in the form of program subsidy, is the source of considerable technical inefficiencies.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 26 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15432

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    Keywords: Dairy sector; Endogenous technical efficiency; Productivity growth; Subsidy; Productivity Analysis;

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    1. Martin, John P & Page, John M, Jr, 1983. "The Impact of Subsidies on X-Efficiency in LDC Industry: Theory and an Empirical Test," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 65(4), pages 608-17, November.
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    1. Lachaal, Lassaad & Chebil, Ali & Dhehibi, Boubaker, 2005. "Measuring factor substitution and technological change in the Tunisian agricultural sector, 1971 - 2000," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 6(2), August.
    2. Dhehibi, Boubaker & Lachaal, Lassaad & Karray, B. & Chebil, Ali, 2006. "Decomposition of output growth in the Tunisian olive-growing sector: A frontier production function approach," 98th Seminar, June 29-July 2, 2006, Chania, Crete, Greece 10037, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Dhehibi, Boubaker & Elloumi, Mohamed, 2009. "Stochastic Production Frontiers and Decomposition of Output Growth: The case of citrus-growing farms in Tunisia," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 49953, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Latruffe, Laure & Bravo-Ureta, Boris E. & Moreira, Victor H. & Desjeux, Yann & Dupraz, Pierre, 2011. "Productivity and Subsidies in European Union Countries: An Analysis for Dairy Farms Using Input Distance Frontiers," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114396, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    5. Latruffe, Laure & Bravo-Ureta, Boris E. & Moreira, Victor H. & Desjeux, Yann & Dupraz, Pierre, 2012. "Productivity and Subsidies in the European Union: An Analysis for Dairy Farms Using Input Distance Frontiers," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126846, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    6. Lachaal, Lassaad & Chebil, Ali & Dhehibi, Boubaker, 2004. "A Panel Data Approach to the Measurement of Technical Efficiency and its Determinants: Some Evidence from the Tunisian Agro-Food Industry," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 5(1), January.
    7. Lien, Gudbrand D. & Kumbhakar, Subal C. & Hardaker, J. Brian, 2008. "Determinants Of Part-Time Farming And Its Effect On Farm Productivity And Efficiency," 107th Seminar, January 30-February 1, 2008, Sevilla, Spain 6701, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    8. Moreira, Victor H. & Bravo-Ureta, Boris E. & Dunner, Roberto & Vidal, Ricardo, 2012. "Total Factor Productivity Change in Dairy Production in Southern Chile: Is Farm Size Significant?," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126895, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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