Explaining agricultural productivity growth: an international perspective

Headey, Derek, Alauddin, Mohammad and Rao, D. S. Prasada (2010) Explaining agricultural productivity growth: an international perspective. Agricultural Economics, 41 1: 1-14. doi:10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00420.x

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Author Headey, Derek
Alauddin, Mohammad
Rao, D. S. Prasada
Title Explaining agricultural productivity growth: an international perspective
Journal name Agricultural Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5150
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00420.x
Volume 41
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Editor William Masters
Gerald Shively
Place of publication Malden, MA
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
1402 Applied Economics
Abstract This article presents multi-output, multi-input total factor productivity (TFP) growth rates in agriculture for 88 countries over the 1970–2001 period, estimated with both stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) and the more commonly employed data envelopment analysis (DEA). We find results with SFA to be more plausible than with DEA, and use them to analyze trends across countries and the determinants of TFP growth in developing countries. The central finding is that policy and institutional variables, including public agricultural expenditure and proagricultural price policy reforms, are significant correlates of TFP growth. The most significant geographic correlate of TFP growth is distance to the nearest OECD country.
Keyword Labor productivity
Multi-output distance function
Total factor productivity
Sub-saharan Africa
Develoopment spillovers
Distance functions
European railways
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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