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Technical Efficiency Of Grain Production In Ukraine

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  • Kurkalova, Lyubov A.
  • Jensen, Helen H.

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A stochastic grain production frontier model is estimated on a representative sample of Ukrainian state farms. Technical inefficiency effects are modeled as a function of workforce composition, other farm-specific variables, and time. Technical inefficiency increased over time. Investment in farm infrastructure is associated with higher levels of technical efficiency.

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  • Kurkalova, Lyubov A. & Jensen, Helen H., 1998. "Technical Efficiency Of Grain Production In Ukraine," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20974, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Lissitsa, Alexej & Odening, Martin, 2001. "Effizienz und totale Faktor-produktivitat in der ukrainischen Landwirtschaft im Transformationsprozess," Working Paper Series 7391, Humboldt University Berlin, Department Agricultural Economics.
    2. L. Kurkalova & A. Carriquiry, 2003. "Input- and Output-Oriented Technical Efficiency of Ukrainian Collective Farms, 1989–1992: Bayesian Analysis of a Stochastic Production Frontier Model," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 191-211, September.
    3. World Bank, 2008. "Ukraine Agricultural Competitiveness," World Bank Other Operational Studies 19478, The World Bank.

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