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The Determinants of Technical Inefficiency of Farms in Bangladesh

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  • MD. Abdul Wadud

    (Department of Economics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh)

  • Ben White

    (School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highwy, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia)

Abstract

This paper measures farm-specific technical inefficiency using farm-level cross-sectional survey data of rice farmers in Bangladesh. Technical inefficiency effects are modelled as a function of environmental factors, irrigation infrastructure and farm-specific socio-economic factors. The results show that technical inefficiency effects tend to be significantly influenced by the factors measuring environmental degradation and irrigation infrastructure.

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  • MD. Abdul Wadud & Ben White, 2002. "The Determinants of Technical Inefficiency of Farms in Bangladesh," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 37(2), pages 183-197, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:37:y:2002:i:2:p:183-197
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    1. Fosso Djoumessi, Yannik, 2015. "Analyse de l’efficacite des petits exploitants de legumes en zone de foret dans la region du sud-ouest cameroun
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    Keywords

    Technical efficiency; Farms; Bangladesh; Stochastic Frontier;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries

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