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Multi-input Multi-output Farm-level Cost Function: A Comparison of Least Squares and Entropy Estimators

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  • Polome, Philippe
  • Fernagut, Bruno
  • Harmignie, Olivier
  • Frahan, Bruno Henry de

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We introduce a modification of the quadratic-Leontieff multi-output cost function that is particularly suitable for the data of the Farm Accountancy Data Network. We present least squares and entropy estimates of that function and compare their results for a sample of crop farms. Our results are encouraging for the use of entropy estimators in cases in which farms are not assumed to share the same technology. Our approach can be seen as an extension of the Positive Mathematical Programming approach (Howitt, 1995). The extension consists in an explicit specification of inputs in the cost function and in the possibility of modeling several farms simultaneously.

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  • Polome, Philippe & Fernagut, Bruno & Harmignie, Olivier & Frahan, Bruno Henry de, 2005. "Multi-input Multi-output Farm-level Cost Function: A Comparison of Least Squares and Entropy Estimators," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24727, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Heckelei, Thomas & Britz, Wolfgang, 2005. "Models Based on Positive Mathematical Programming: State of the Art and Further Extensions," 89th Seminar, February 2-5, 2005, Parma, Italy 234607, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Keywords

    cost function; least squares estimator; entropy estimator; heterogeneity; Farm Management; C3; D61; Q12;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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