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Profit Maximization: Translog Functions applied to Indian Agriculture


  • P. N. Junankar


In this paper we test the profit maximization hypothesis using Indian agricultural data on a farm-level basis. The paper employs a translog variable profit function and the implied input share equations to test the hypothesis. The model is estimated by Zellner's Seemingly Unrelated Regressions method with restrictions within and across equations. The restrictions implied by the theory are tested. The tests reject the profit maximization hypothesis.

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  • P. N. Junankar, 1978. "Profit Maximization: Translog Functions applied to Indian Agriculture," Working Papers 313, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:313

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    1. Michael C. Lovell, 1963. "Seasonal Adjustment of Economic Time Series and Multiple Regression," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 151, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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    1. Frisvold, George B., 2005. "Transaction Costs and Institutional Innovations in Agricultural Labor Contracts," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19495, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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