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Total Factor Productivity Growth and Technical Change in a Profit Function Framework

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  • Giannis Karagiannis
  • George Mergos

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This paper develops a framework for measuring and decomposing TFP changes, within the parametric approach, by using directly the estimated parameters of a profit function. Two alternative relationships are derived for measuring and decomposing TFP changes via a profit function based on two alternative definitions of the rate of technical change, i.e., input- and output-based. Initially a long-run equilibrium framework is assumed and then the analysis is extended to the case of temporary equilibrium. The latter framework is applied to US agriculture by estimating a translog profit function and analyzing TFP changes during the period 1948–1994. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • Giannis Karagiannis & George Mergos, 2000. "Total Factor Productivity Growth and Technical Change in a Profit Function Framework," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 31-51, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:14:y:2000:i:1:p:31-51 DOI: 10.1023/A:1007891811797
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