Numerical Estimation of Agricultural Supply Functions - A Micro Economic Approach based on Mathematical Programming
AbstractThis paper describes a cost function approach to modelling production and resource use at the level of the individual farm firm. The procedure for deriving the supply function using mathematical programming under fairly general condition of a convex input set is shown, and the model is demonstrated. It is suggested that the model is used as the basic building block in agricultural sector models, the advantage being that the technology is modelled as a production frontier providing better opportunities for modelling input and output substitution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 44181.
Date of creation: 2008
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Cost function; linear programming; economies of scale; agricultural sector models; production frontier; Farm Management;
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