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Agriculture and Aggregation

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  • Cordoba, Juan Carlos
  • Ripoll, Marla

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We study the shape of the aggregate production function in the presence of land-intensive agriculture. The traditional Cobb-Douglas formulation is corrected to include a "diversification component." The implied TFP differences across countries are larger than what Solow residuals suggest.
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  • Cordoba, Juan Carlos & Ripoll, Marla, 2010. "Agriculture and Aggregation," Staff General Research Papers Archive 32115, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    17. María Dolores Guilló & Fidel Pérez Sebastián, 2006. "The Quest for Productivity Growth in Agriculture and Manufacturing," DEGIT Conference Papers c011_005, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.

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