Optimal Farm Size in Russian Agriculture
AbstractA set of dynamic DEA models is applied to investigate the determinants of farm size of Moscow oblast corporate farms in the period 1996-2004. New institutional economics is found to be more relevant to explaining farm sizes and their changes than the neo-classical framework. The results prove the hypothesis that the development of farm size is mainly caused by reducing transaction costs associated with getting access to product markets.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China with number 51667.
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farm size; returns to scale; dynamic DEA; Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Production Economics; P31; Q12;
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