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LDC Agriculture: Non-parametric Malmquist productivity indexes

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  • Lilyan E. Fulginiti

    (University of Nebraska)

  • Richard K. Perrin

    (University of Nebraska)

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This paper examines changes in agricultural productivity in18 developing countries over the period 1961-1985. We use the nonparametric, output- based Mamquist index to examine whether the results from such approach confirm results from other methods that have indicated declining agricultural productivity in less developed countries.

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  • Lilyan E. Fulginiti & Richard K. Perrin, 2005. "LDC Agriculture: Non-parametric Malmquist productivity indexes," Development and Comp Systems 0502025, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0502025
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    Keywords

    Journal of Development Economics; vol. 53 (1997); 373-390;

    JEL classification:

    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture

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