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Effects of fixed capital investments on technical efficiency in food industry

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  • Shchetynin, Yevhenii

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

  • Nazrullaeva, Eugenia

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Perm, Russia)

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Are firms that make investments in fixed assets more efficient? Can fixed capital investments contribute to the improvement of a firm’s production technologies? In this paper we estimate the stochastic production frontier using firm-level data for food industry in 2003–2010, taking into account a possible relationship between fixed capital investments technical efficiency. We use the «Ruslana» (Bureau van Dijk) database, which contains financial information on companies in Russia. Our results show that in food industry technical efficiency is higher for larger firms which invested in fixed assets in the previous period. Technical efficiency has been gradually decreasing after the 2008 crisis, with small and average-sized firms affected most negatively.

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  • Shchetynin, Yevhenii & Nazrullaeva, Eugenia, 2012. "Effects of fixed capital investments on technical efficiency in food industry," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 28(4), pages 63-84.
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    1. Ipatova, Irina, 2015. "The dynamics of total factor productivity and its components: Russian plastic production," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 38(2), pages 21-40.
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    3. Shchetynin, Yevhenii, 2015. "Effects of imports on technical efficiency in Russian food industry," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 37(1), pages 27-42.
    4. Mamonov, M. & Pestova, A., 2015. "The Technical Efficiency of National Economies: Do the Institutions, Infrastructure and Resources Rents Matter?," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 27(3), pages 44-78.
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    Keywords

    stochastic frontier; fixed capital investment; firms; technical efficiency; food industry.;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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