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Griliches' K-Shift And Competitiveness: Commodity Progress In Us Agriculture

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  • Fulginiti, Lilyan E.

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Competitiveness in commodity markets is associated with a shift in the marginal cost as represented by Griliches k-shift. A distance function is used to estimate this shift as a combination of the rate an bias of technological change in the markets for corn, soybenas, wheat, and beef in U.S agriculture.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL with number 20700.

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  1. Rezek, Jon P. & Perrin, Richard K., 2004. "Environmentally Adjusted Agricultural Productivity in the Great Plains," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 29(02), August.

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