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Technical Change and Productive Efficiency: Irrigated Rice in the Philippines

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  • Richard T. Yao
  • Gerald E. Shively

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Panel data are used to study the technical efficiency of rice producers in the Philippines. Production efficiency over time is measured using a stochastic frontier regression with error decomposition. Sources of inefficiency are identified and the link between irrigation and productive efficiency is measured. Results suggest that irrigation was associated with higher levels of technical efficiency in the sample. Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 East Asian Economic Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd .

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Article provided by East Asian Economic Association in its journal Asian Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 21 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 155-168

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Handle: RePEc:bla:asiaec:v:21:y:2007:i:2:p:155-168

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  1. Thibbotuwawa, Manoj & Mugera, Amin W. & White, Benedict, 2012. "A Non-Parametric Analysis of Rice Production Efficiency in Sri Lanka," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124423, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  2. Briones, Roehlano M., 2014. "The Role of Mineral Fertilizers in Transforming Philippine Agriculture," Discussion Papers DP 2014-14, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. Huynh-Truong, Huy, 2009. "Technical efficiency of rice producing households in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam," MPRA Paper 30610, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2009.
  4. Thibbotuwawa, Manoj & Mugera, Amin & White, Ben, 2013. "Production Efficiency and Technology Gap in Irrigated and Rain-fed Rice Farming Systems in Sri Lanka: Non Parametric Approach," 2013 Conference (57th), February 5-8, 2013, Sydney, Australia 152181, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  5. Huynh Truong Huy, 2009. "Technical Efficiency of Rice-Producing Households in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam," Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, vol. 6(2), pages 35-50, December.
  6. Velarde, Orlee & Pede, Valerien O., 2013. "Pattern of investment allocation to chemical inputs and technical efficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis of farm households in Laguna, Philippines," 2013 Conference (57th), February 5-8, 2013, Sydney, Australia 152203, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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