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Multiproduct Production Choices And Policy Response

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  • McIntosh, Christopher S.
  • Shumway, C. Richard

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A restricted profit function model of California agriculture is specified and estimated subject to prior information provided by economic theory. Symmetry, homogeneity, and convexity of the profit function are maintained in the estimation. Parameter estimates and elasticities are presented for four input and 10 output equations. Tests of the hypotheses of nonjointness in inputs and Hicks-neutral technical change in variable inputs and outputs are rejected. The impacts of decoupling agricultural program payments are examined.

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  • McIntosh, Christopher S. & Shumway, C. Richard, 1991. "Multiproduct Production Choices And Policy Response," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
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    1. Perekhozhuk, Oleksandr, 2007. "Marktstruktur und Preisbildung auf dem ukrainischen Markt für Rohmilch
      [Market structure and pricing on the Ukrainian market for raw milk]
      ," MPRA Paper 21958, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Polson, Rudolph A. & Shumway, C. Richard, 1992. "Production Relationships In South Central Agriculture," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(02), December.
    3. Perekhozhuk, Oleksandr, 2007. "Marktstruktur und Preisbildung auf dem ukrainischen Markt für Rohmilch," Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Transition Economies, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), volume 41, number 92322, December.

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