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Have Price Policies Damaged Ldc Agricultural Productivity?

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  • LILYAN E. FULGINITI
  • RICHARD K. PERRIN

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"This paper examines price policies and agricultural productivity in 18 developing countries over the period 1961-1985. We measure productivity with both a nonparametric Malmquist index and a production function, confirming previous findings of declining agricultural productivity, but with sufficient inconsistencies as to raise concern about the adequacy of the methods. We nonetheless find considerable support for the hypothesis that unfavorable price policies have damaged agricultural productivity performance in these countries. (JEL" 04, Ql) Copyright 1999 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 17 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 469-475

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:17:y:1999:i:4:p:469-475

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  1. Zuniga Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto, 2011. "Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture: A Malmquist Index Analysis of 14 Countries, 1979-2008," Conference Papers, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León (Unan-León), Researching Center for Applied Economics (RCAE) 114036, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León (Unan-León), Researching Center for Applied Economics (RCAE).
  2. Olper, Alessandro & Raimondi, Valentina & Bertoni, Danilo & Cavicchioli, Daniele, 2013. "Patterns and Determinants of Off-Farm Migration: Transfer frictions and persistency of relative income gaps," Working Papers, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies 144006, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  3. Zuniga Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto, 2012. "Total factor productivity and Bio Economy effects," MPRA Paper 49355, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 Nov 2012.
  4. Tim J. Coelli & D.S. Prasada Rao, 2003. "Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture: A Malmquist Index Analysis of 93 Countries,1980-2000," CEPA Working Papers Series WP022003, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  5. Nin, Alejandro & Arndt, Channing & Preckel, Paul V., 2003. "Is agricultural productivity in developing countries really shrinking? New evidence using a modified nonparametric approach," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 71(2), pages 395-415, August.
  6. Alene, Arega D., 2009. "Productivity growth and the effects of R&D in African agriculture," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China, International Association of Agricultural Economists 51436, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  7. Perrin, Richard K., 1999. "Intellectual property rights and developing country agriculture," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, Blackwell, vol. 21(3), pages 221-229, December.
  8. Nin Pratt, Alejandro & Yu, Bingxin, 2008. "An updated look at the recovery of agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa:," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 787, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  9. Benjamin N. Dennis & Talan Iscan, 2007. "Agricultural Distortions, Structural Change, and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis," Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive, Dalhousie, Department of Economics distort35, Dalhousie, Department of Economics.

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