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Productivity change in Polish agriculture: an illustration of a bootstrapping procedure applied to Malmquist indices


  • Laure Latruffe
  • Sophia Davidova
  • Kelvin Balcombe


This article illustrates the usefulness of applying bootstrap procedures to total factor productivity Malmquist indices, derived with data envelopment analysis (DEA), for a sample of 250 Polish farms during 1996-2000. The confidence intervals constructed as in Simar and Wilson suggest that the common portrayal of productivity decline in Polish agriculture may be misleading. However, a cluster analysis based on bootstrap confidence intervals reveals that important policy conclusions can be drawn regarding productivity enhancement.

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  • Laure Latruffe & Sophia Davidova & Kelvin Balcombe, 2008. "Productivity change in Polish agriculture: an illustration of a bootstrapping procedure applied to Malmquist indices," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(4), pages 449-460.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:20:y:2008:i:4:p:449-460 DOI: 10.1080/14631370802444708

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