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Estimating Production Response of Broadacre Farms in Western Australia: The Nexus of Empirics and Economics Revisited

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  • Vilaphonh Xayavong

    (Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA 6151, Australia)

  • Nazrul Islam

    (School of Economics & Finance, Curtin Business School (CBS), P. O. Box U1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA 6151, Western Australia)

  • Ruhul Salim

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    (School of Economics & Finance, Curtin Business School (CBS), P. O. Box U1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia)

Abstract

Reliable estimates of elasticities are fundamental requirement to accurate economic forecasting and valid analyses of the impacts of changes in government policies or international events. The aim of this paper is thus, to estimate production response for broadacre farms in Western Australia by using a normalized quadratic profit function for the period 1977/78 to 2005/06. The result reflects the imposition of curvature restrictions for a normalized profit function, and estimated elasticities are found to be less elastic in the short run. The results from this exercise can be used in a number of ways, depending on the policy objective in mind, such as simulation for forecasting agricultural production.

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Article provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).

Volume (Year): 41 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 217-232

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Handle: RePEc:eap:articl:v:41:y:2011:i:3:p:217-232

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Keywords: Production Response; Duality Production Theory; Nonlinear Inequality Constraints; Flexible Functional Forms.;

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  1. Culas, Richard J., 2014. "Determinants of land use in wheat production: The Australian wheat-sheep zone," 2014 Conference (58th), February 4-7, 2014, Port Maquarie, Australia 165815, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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