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Regional Differences In Agricultural Productivity In Selected Areas Of India


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  • Easter, K. William
  • Abel, Martin E.
  • Norton, George W.


The focus of this analysis is to measure, by use of production functions, the contribution to total output of not only the quantity of traditional inputs (land, labor, fertilizer, etc.), but also the quality of certain inputs, particularly irrigation; technology; environmental factors (soil types, rainfall, etc.); and infrastructure (transportation, markets, etc.).

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics in its series Staff Papers with number 13887.

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Date of creation: 1976
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Handle: RePEc:ags:umaesp:13887

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Keywords: Productivity Analysis;


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  1. Easter, K. William & Abel, Martin E., 1973. "Cropping Regions in India," Bulletins 8441, University of Minnesota, Economic Development Center.
  2. Marc Nerlove, 1968. "Further Evidence on the Estimation of Dynamic Economic Relations from a Time Series of Cross-Sections," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 257, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  3. Easter, K. William & Singh, Shrinath, 1972. "The Importance Of Regional Differences In Agricultural Development," Staff Papers 14154, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  4. Schultz, T Paul, 1969. "An Economic Model of Family Planning and Fertility," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 77(2), pages 153-80, March/Apr.
  5. Easter, K. William, 1974. "Returns From Investments In Improving Village Irrigation Systems: An Example From India," Staff Papers 13229, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  6. Abel, Martin E., 1971. "The Distribution Of Agricultural Development Gains In India: A Case Study For South And Southeast Asia," Staff Papers 13781, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  7. Schultz, T Paul, 1973. "Explanation of Birth Rate Changes over Space and Time: A Study of Taiwan," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(2), pages S238-74, Part II, .
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Cited by:
  1. Rada, Nicholas, 2013. "Agricultural Growth in India: Examining the Post-Green Revolution Transition," Proceedings Issues, 2013: Productivity and Its Impacts on Global Trade, June 2-4, 2013. Seville, Spain 152343, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  2. Johnson, Marc A., 1981. "Current And Developing Issues In Interregional Competition And Agricultural Transportation," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(01), July.
  3. Diego Comin & Bart Hobijn & Emilie Rovito, 2008. "Technology usage lags," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 237-256, December.
  4. Easter, K. William, 1980. "Issues In Irrigation Planning And Development," Staff Papers 13744, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  5. Prahladachar, M., 1982. "Income Distribution Effects of Green Revolution in India: A Review of Empirical Evidences," Bulletins 8438, University of Minnesota, Economic Development Center.
  6. Spriggs, John, 1976. "Benefit-Cost Analysis Of Surfaced Roads In The Eastern Rice Region Of India," Staff Papers 13361, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.


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