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Estimating technical efficiency under unobserved heterogeneity with stochastic frontier models: application to northern German dairy farms


  • Awudu Abdulai
  • Hendrik Tietje


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  • Awudu Abdulai & Hendrik Tietje, 2007. "Estimating technical efficiency under unobserved heterogeneity with stochastic frontier models: application to northern German dairy farms," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 34(3), pages 393-416, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:34:y:2007:i:3:p:393-416

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