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Efficiency, productivity and technology comparison for farms in Central and Western Europe: The case of field crop and dairy farming in Hungary and France

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  • Latruffe, Laure
  • Fogarasi, József
  • Desjeux, Yann

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This paper investigates the differences in technical efficiency and productivity change, and the technology gaps, between French and Hungarian farms in the dairy and cereal, oilseed and protein crops (COP) sectors during the period 2001–2007. The analyses were performed with national Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) data and the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach under each country's respective frontier and under a metafrontier.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Systems.

Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 264-278

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecosys:v:36:y:2012:i:2:p:264-278

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Keywords: Technical efficiency; Malmquist indices; Metafrontier; Technology gap; Farms; Europe;

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