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Total Factor Productivity Growth and its Determinants for West Bengal Agriculture


  • Arpita Ghose

    (Jadavpur University, India)

  • Debjani Bhattacharyya

    () (Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya (Bongaon College), India)


The present study is concerned with the measurement of total factor productivity growth (TFPG) using the non-parametric approach for seven major crops--aus, aman, boro, jute, wheat, rapeseed-mustard, and potato--in West Bengal, from 1980 to 2003. TFPG is decomposed into the components of technical change, efficiency change, and scale change. A second stage regression analysis highlights the favorable role of factors (i.e., public expenditure, credit, irrigation, regulated markets, and inequality reduction in the distribution of operational land holdings) in fostering TFPG.

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  • Arpita Ghose & Debjani Bhattacharyya, 2011. "Total Factor Productivity Growth and its Determinants for West Bengal Agriculture," Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), vol. 8(1), pages 39-56, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:sag:seajad:v:8:y:2011:i:1:p:39-56

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