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Technical Efficiency of Grain Production in Ukraine



Using a representative sample of Ukrainian state and collective grain-producing farms, the authors estimate a stochastic production frontier model with technical inefficiency effects. Technical efficiency declined from 1989 to 1992. More experienced managers were found to be more productive, with the effect of experience diminishing with age. The authors find that on-farm provision of production infrastructure is associated with higher efficiency, a result supporting the hypothesis that disorganization causes output to decline in transition economies.

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  • Lyubov A. Kurkalova & Helen H. Jensen, 2000. "Technical Efficiency of Grain Production in Ukraine," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 00-wp250, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  • Handle: RePEc:ias:cpaper:00-wp250

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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. World Bank, 2008. "Ukraine Agricultural Competitiveness," World Bank Other Operational Studies 19478, The World Bank.
    3. 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.

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