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Integrating spatial dependence into stochastic frontier analysis

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  • Areal, Francisco J
  • Balcombe, Kelvin
  • Tiffin, R

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An approach to incorporate spatial dependence into Stochastic Frontier analysis is developed and applied to a sample of 215 dairy farms in England and Wales. A number of alternative specifications for the spatial weight matrix are used to analyse the effect of these on the estimation of spatial dependence. Estimation is conducted using a Bayesian approach and results indicate that spatial dependence is present when explaining technical inefficiency.

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  • Areal, Francisco J & Balcombe, Kelvin & Tiffin, R, 2010. "Integrating spatial dependence into stochastic frontier analysis," MPRA Paper 24961, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24961
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    1. Frederic Ang & Pieter Jan Kerstens, 2016. "To Mix or Specialise? A Coordination Productivity Indicator for English and Welsh farms," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 67(3), pages 779-798, September.
    2. Pede, Valerien O. & McKinley, Justin & Singbo, Alphonse & Kajisa, Kei, 2015. "Spatial Dependency of Technical Efficiency in Rice Farming: The Case of Bohol, Philippines," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205456, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association;Western Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Orea, Luis & Álvarez, Inmaculada C., 2017. "A new stochastic frontier model with cross-sectional effects in both noise and inefficiency terms," Efficiency Series Papers 2017/04, University of Oviedo, Department of Economics, Oviedo Efficiency Group (OEG).
    4. Cavalieri, M.; Di Caro, P.; Guccio, C.; Lisi, D.;, 2017. "Does neighbour’s grass matter? Exploring spatial dependent heterogeneity in technical efficiency of Italian hospitals," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 17/13, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
    5. Vidoli, Francesco & Cardillo, Concetta & Fusco, Elisa & Canello, Jacopo, 2016. "Spatial nonstationarity in the stochastic frontier model: An application to the Italian wine industry," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 153-164.

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    Keywords

    Spatial dependence; technical efficiency; Bayesian; spatial weight matrix;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General

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