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LDC agriculture: Nonparametric Malmquist productivity indexes

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  • Fulginiti, Lilyan E.
  • Perrin, Richard K.

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This paper examines changes in agricultural productivity in18 developing countries over the period 1961-1985. We use the nonparametric, output- based Mamquist index to examine whether the results from such approach confirm results from other methods that have indicated declining agricultural productivity in less developed countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 53 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 373-390

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Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:53:y:1997:i:2:p:373-390

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