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A Method For Comparison Of The Efficiency Of Countries With Distinct Technologies

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  • Arnade, Carlos Anthony
  • Jones, Keithly G.

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We divide countries into two technology categories: developed and developing. Agricultural efficiency within each technology category was calculated. Cross-category efficiency measures were developed and combined with own-category measures to develop a technical difference index. Results indicate convergence of efficiency within both categories but divergence of efficiency between the two categories.

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  • Arnade, Carlos Anthony & Jones, Keithly G., 2004. "A Method For Comparison Of The Efficiency Of Countries With Distinct Technologies," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20009, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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