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Eficiencia Técnica y Escalas de Operación en Pesca Pelágica: Un Análisis de Fronteras Estocásticas


  • Julio Peña
  • Michael Basch
  • Sebastián Vergara


This paper examines estimations of technical catch efficiency for a sample of 204 industrial vessels operating at the pelagic grounds of Southern-Central Chile during the 1985-95 period. We consider a Translog stochastic frontier model à-la Battese-Coelli

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  • Julio Peña & Michael Basch & Sebastián Vergara, 2003. "Eficiencia Técnica y Escalas de Operación en Pesca Pelágica: Un Análisis de Fronteras Estocásticas," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 40(119), pages 47-87.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:40:y:2003:i:119:p:47-87

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    1. Michael Basch & Julio Peña-Torres & Sebastian Vergara, "undated". "Catch Efficiency in the Chilean Pelagic Fishery: Does size matter ?," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv140, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
    2. Andrés Gómez-Lobo & Julio Peña-Torres & Patricio Barría, 2011. "ITQ’s in Chile: Measuring the Economic Benefits of Reform," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 48(4), pages 651-678, April.
    3. Julio Peña Torres & Claudio Agostini & Sebastián Vergara, 2005. "'El Niño' Effects and Biomass Endogeneity in a Harvest Function: The Chilean Jack Mackerel Fishery," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv160, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
    4. Santos, Jozimo & Foster, William E. & Ortega, Jorge & Ramirez, E., 2006. "Estudio de la Eficiencia Técnica de Productores de Papas en Chile: El Rol del Programa de Transferencia Tecnológica de INDAP," Economia Agraria, Agrarian Economist Association (AEA), Chile, vol. 10.
    5. Julio Peña & Julio Aguirre & René Cerca D'amico, 2004. "Pesca demersal en Chile: eficiencia técnica y escalas de operación," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 19(1), pages 119-160, June.
    6. Mardones D., Cristián, 2012. "Chile: building a computable general equilibrium model with an application to the Bío Bío region," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), April.

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    Stochastic production frontiers; technical efficiency; panel estimation; chilean pelagic fischeries;

    JEL classification:

    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • L7 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction


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