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Wheat Productivity and Plough Land Inequality in Rural Croatia


  • Zdravko Sergo

    () (Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Porec, Croatia)

  • Amorino Poropat

    () (Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Porec, Croatia)

  • Anita Ilak

    () (Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Porec, Croatia)


The unequal distribution of plough land could be according to a prior naive theorizing be a source of inefficiency in wheat production. The paper investigates whether, plough land inequality due to specific less or more egalitarian land distribution, and is a source of possible inefficiency measured by wheat productivity within Croatia's counties. We analyze these issues by using cross-county data on inequality in operational holdings of plough land from Agricultural Survey in 2003. After constructing the Gini coefficient for plough land holdings, and other relevant exogenous variable which cover necessary inputs condition as a average holding size per ha, labor, capital (represented by alternative variables summed by number of combine harvester and tractor), among counties, an estimation of an production function, is done by OLS estimations of wheat output.

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  • Zdravko Sergo & Amorino Poropat & Anita Ilak, 2009. "Wheat Productivity and Plough Land Inequality in Rural Croatia," Interdisciplinary Management Research, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics, Croatia, vol. 5, pages 781-791.
  • Handle: RePEc:osi:journl:v:5:y:2009:p:781-791

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    1. Dietrich Vollrath, 2007. "Land Distribution and International Agricultural Productivity," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 89(1), pages 202-216.
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    Wheat Productivity; Production Function; Plough Land Inequality; Croatia;

    JEL classification:

    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services


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