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The Stock of Capital in European Community Agriculture

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This paper presents estimates of capital stocks of buildings and machinery and transportation vehicles in European Community agriculture. The capital stocks are the cumulation of all past investments adjusted for discards of worn-out assets and loss of efficiency of assets over their service life. Asset discards are calculated based on an assumed mean service life for a group of assets and a distribution of actual discards around this mean service life. Efficiency loss is assumed to be a function of age. The function relating efficiency to age of the asset is approximated by a rectangular hyperbola concave to the origin. This rectangular hyperbola provides a general model incorporating several of the commonly used forms of depreciation as special cases. Coauthors are Jean-Christophe Bureau, Jean-Pierre Butault and Heinz Peter Witzke. Copyright 1993 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Ball, V Eldon, et al, 1993. "The Stock of Capital in European Community Agriculture," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 20(4), pages 437-450.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:20:y:1993:i:4:p:437-50
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    1. Carlo Bernini Carri, 2005. "Productivity Growth and Convergence between Agriculture and Industry in EU Countries," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 4, November.
    2. Gohin, Alexandre & Bureau, Jean-Christophe, 2006. "WTO Discipline and the CAP: the Constraints on the EU Sugar Sector," Working Papers 18872, TRADEAG - Agricultural Trade Agreements.
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    5. Thirtle, Colin & Ball, V. Eldon & Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Townsend, Robert, 1995. "Accounting for Productivity Differences in European Agriculture: Cointegration, Multilateral TFPs and R&D Spillovers," 1994 Conference, August 22-29, 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe 183441, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    7. Roberto ESPOSTI & Pierpaolo PIERANI, 2001. "Building the Knowledge Stock: Lags, Depreciation and Uncertainty in Agricultural R&D," Working Papers 145, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    8. Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Ball, V. Eldon & Butault, Jean Pierre & Barkaou, Ahmed, 1997. "Productivity Gaps Between European and United States Agriculture," Occasional Paper Series No. 7 198044, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    9. Mundlak, Yair & Larson, Don & Butzer, Ritz, 1997. "The determinants of agricultural production : a cross-country analysis," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1827, The World Bank.
    10. Chambers, Robert G. & Tzouvelekas, Vangelis, 2013. "Estimating population dynamics without population data," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, pages 510-522.
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    12. Konstantinos Chatzimichael & Margarita Genius & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, 2015. "Health-Damaging Inputs, Workers' Health Status and Productivity Measurement," Working Papers 1504, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
    13. Ball, V. Eldon & Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Eakin, Kelly & Somwaru, Agapi, 1997. "Cap reform: modelling supply response subject to the land set-aside," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 277-288.
    14. Gopinath, Munisamy & Arnade, Carlos & Shane, Mathew & Roe, Terry, 1997. "Agricultural competitiveness: The case of the United States and major EU countries," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 99-109.
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    16. Gohin, Alexandre & Bureau, Jean-Christophe, 2005. "Sugar Market Liberalization: Modeling the EU Supply of "C" Sugar," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24740, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    17. Konstantinos Chatzimichael & Margarita Genius & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, 2015. "Health-Damaging Inputs, Workers' Health Status and Productivity Measurement," Working Papers 1505, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
    18. Larson, Donald & Butzer, Rita & Mundlak, Yair & Crego, Al, "undated". "Sectoral Investment and Capital," Instructional Stata datasets for econometrics sectinvcap, Boston College Department of Economics.
    19. Konstantinos Chatzimichael & Margarita Genius & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, 2017. "Health-Damaging Inputs, Workers Health Status and Productivity Measurement," Working Papers 1701, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
    20. Ball, V. Eldon & Lindamood, W.A. & Nehring, Richard F. & Mesonada, Carlos San Juan, 2006. "Capital as a Factor of Production in OECD Agriculture: Measurement and Data," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21315, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    21. Gohin, Alexandre & Bureau, Jean-Christophe, 2006. "Bridging Micro- and Macro-Analyses of the EU Sugar Program: Methods and Insights," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25799, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    22. Roberto ESPOSTI, 2007. "On the Decline of Agriculture. Evidence from Italian Regions in the Post-WWII Period," Working Papers 300, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    23. Ball, V. Eldon & Bureau, Jean-Christophe & Eakin, Kelly & Somwaru, Agapi, 1997. "Cap reform: modelling supply response subject to the land set-aside," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 277-288.
    24. Esposti, Roberto, 2014. "On why and how agriculture declines," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 73-88.

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