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Spatial Efficiency Analysis of Arable Crops in Greece

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  • Anastassios Karaganis

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  • Antonios Tassoulis

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    This paper aims at the analysis of determinants of efficiency of arable crops in a spatial context in Greece. Moreover it suggests policy interventions in order to diminish regional inequalities in efficiency and to raise the average level of efficiency, so as Greek arable crops will follow the new CAP framework which imposes single area payment scheme (SAPS). Efficiency will be estimated within the production function framework using a quasi-production function. In empirical analysis production functions are specified as spatially seemingly unrelated regression equations (spatial SURE). In the paper spatial lag and spatial error specifications as well as common SURE estimations are tested. Data come from National Statistical Service.

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    Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa06p616.

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