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Technical efficiency analysis correcting for biases from observed and unobserved variables: an application to a natural resource management project

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  • Boris Bravo-Ureta & William Greene & Daniel Solís, 2012. "Technical efficiency analysis correcting for biases from observed and unobserved variables: an application to a natural resource management project," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 55-72, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:43:y:2012:i:1:p:55-72
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-011-0491-y
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    Keywords

    Stochastic frontiers; Technical efficiency; Propensity score matching; Sample selection; Honduras; D24; Q2; Q12; Q16;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services

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