Productivity growth in pre-1990 Mongolian agriculture: Spiralling disaster or emerging success?

Bayarsaihan, T. and Coelli, T. (2003) Productivity growth in pre-1990 Mongolian agriculture: Spiralling disaster or emerging success?. Agricultural Economics, 28 2: 121-137. doi:10.1016/S0169-5150(02)00102-0


Author Bayarsaihan, T.
Coelli, T.
Title Productivity growth in pre-1990 Mongolian agriculture: Spiralling disaster or emerging success?
Journal name Agricultural Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5150
1574-0862
Publication date 2003-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0169-5150(02)00102-0
Open Access Status
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 121
End page 137
Total pages 17
Place of publication Malden, U.S.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject C1
340402 Econometric and Statistical Methods
720205 Industry costs and structure
720404 Productivity
340201 Agricultural Economics
1402 Applied Economics
Abstract The reasons for the spectacular collapse of so many centrally-planned economies are a source of ongoing debate. In this paper, we use detailed farm-level data to measure total factor productivity (TFP) changes in Mongolian grain and potato farming during the 14-year period immediately preceding the 1990 economic reforms. We measure TFP growth using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) methods. Our results indicate quite poor overall performance, with an average annual TFP change of - 1.7% in grain and 0.8% in potatoes, over the 14-year period. However, the pattern of TFP growth changed substantially during this period, with TFP growth exceeding 7% per year in the latter half of this period. This suggests that the new policies of improved education, greater management autonomy, and improved incentives, which were introduced in final two planning periods in the 1980s, were beginning to have a significant influence upon the performance of Mongolian crop farming. Crown Copyright (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Agricultural Economics & Policy
Economics
Mongolia
Centrally-planned Economies
Total Factor Productivity
Incentive Reform
Efficiency
Q-Index Code C1

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