Research and Productivity in Mexican Agriculture
Partial and total factor productivity (TFP) measures of Mexican agriculture are calculated for 1960–90. The long-run effects of research and international transfer of technology on TFP are examined over the 1940-90 period using cointegration procedures. TFP increased at an average annual rate of 2.5%, exceeding the corresponding growth in the United States (2.1%). TFP grew particularly fast in the 1960s and 1970s. A 1% rise in research investment increased TFP by 0.13%, and a 1% increase in U.S. TFP translated into a 1.11% increase in Mexican TFP. The average annual rate of return to research investment is about 64%. Copyright 1997, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 79 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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