publication . Preprint . 1994

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure International Agricultural Efficiency and Productivity

Arnade, Carlos Anthony;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 1994
Abstract
Numerous methods for measuring multifactor productivity have been used by economists. This report uses a recently developed approach, data envlopment analysis, to measure productivity. This method can be used not only to calculate productivity but also to divide productivity measures into indices that measure technical efficiency and technical change. Technical efficiency measures the efficiency with which resources are used. Technical change measures changes in output arising from improved technology. In this report, relative efficiency measures and multifactor productivity measures are calculated for the agricultural sectors of 77 countries. Analysis shows tha...
Subjects
free text keywords: Productivity, efficiency, technical change, data envelopment analysis, Productivity Analysis, Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,
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