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Conditional Efficiency Estimation With Environmental Variables: Evidence From Greek Cereal Farms

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  • Sofia KOURTESI

    (Department of Economics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)

  • Panos FOUSEKIS

    (Department of Economics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)

  • Apostolos POLYMEROS

    (Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece)

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to assess technical efficiency of cereal production in Greece in a nonparametric framework while accounting for a set of exogenous variables. To this end, we implement robust partial frontier techniques on a sample of cereal-producing farms included in the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). Moreover, we assess the partial impacts of the environmental variables using non parametric regression tools.

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  • Sofia KOURTESI & Panos FOUSEKIS & Apostolos POLYMEROS, 2012. "Conditional Efficiency Estimation With Environmental Variables: Evidence From Greek Cereal Farms," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 11(1), pages 43-52.
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    Keywords

    Nonparametric estimation; conditional efficiency; cereal farms;
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    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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