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Sources Of Productivity Change Under Temporary Equilibrium And Application To Greek Agriculture

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  • George Mergos
  • Giannis Karagiannis

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This paper provides a decomposition of productivity growth into its components, namely technical change, returns to scale, and disequilibrium effects of quasi‐fixed factors, within a complete theoretical framework for measurement and attribution using the parametric approach. It also provides an empirical application of the framework to Greek agriculture, which has exhibited a productivity slowdown since the late 1970s. The empirical results indicate that technical change and disequilibrium effects are the main factors affecting productivity change in Greek agriculture. The contribution of the scale effect, although positive, has been quite small. The slowdown in productivity growth in Greek agriculture since the late 1970s is attributed mainly to the market disequilibrium effect of capital induced by the decline in gross capital investment.

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  • George Mergos & Giannis Karagiannis, 1997. "Sources Of Productivity Change Under Temporary Equilibrium And Application To Greek Agriculture," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(1‐3), pages 313-329, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:48:y:1997:i:1-3:p:313-329
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    1. Esposti, Roberto & Pierani, Pierpaolo, 2008. "Price-induced technical progress in Italian agriculture," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement (RAEStud), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), vol. 89(4).

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