Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture: A Malmquist Index Analysis of 93 Countries, 1980-2000

Coelli, Tim J. and Rao, D. S. Prasada (2003) Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture: A Malmquist Index Analysis of 93 Countries, 1980-2000. Working Paper no. 02/2003, Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Coelli, Tim J.
Rao, D. S. Prasada
Title Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture: A Malmquist Index Analysis of 93 Countries, 1980-2000
School, Department or Centre Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Report Number Working Paper no. 02/2003
Publication date 2003-09-01
Publisher The University of Queensland School of Economics
Language eng
Subject 340201 Agricultural Economics
Abstract/Summary In this paper we examine levels and trends in agricultural output and productivity in 93 developed and developing countries that account for a major portion of the world population and agricultural output. We make use of data drawn from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and our study covers the period 1980-2000. Due to the non-availability of reliable input price data, the study uses data envelopment analysis (DEA) to derive Malmquist productivity indexes. The study examines trends in agricultural productivity over the period. Issues of catch-up and convergence, or in some cases possible divergence, in productivity in agriculture are examined within a global framework. The paper also derives the shadow prices and value shares that are implicit in the DEA-based Malmquist productivity indices, and examines the plausibility of their levels and trends over the study period.
Keyword Data Envelopment Analysis
Agricultural productivity
Trends
Malmquist productivity indices

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