Institutions and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Lilyan E. Fulginiti; Richard K. Perrin; Bingxin Yu;
  • Subject: Sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural productivity, institutions, stochastic frontier, Fourier functional form.
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Agricultural productivity in 41 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries from 1960 to 1999 is examined by estimating a semi-nonparametric Fourier production frontier. Over the four decades the estimated rate of productivity change was 0.83% per year, although the average rate... View more
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