Productivity, Technical Efficiency, and Farm Size in Paraguayan Agriculture

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 490

37 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2007

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Thomas Masterson

Bard College - Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: February 2007

Abstract

This essay assesses the relationship between farm size and productivity. Both parametric and nonparametric methods are used to derive efficiency measures. Smaller farms are found to have higher net farm income per hectare, and to be more technically efficient, than larger farms.

Keywords: Farm Size, Productivity, Techincal Efficency, Paraguay

JEL Classification: Q12, O12

Suggested Citation

Masterson, Thomas, Productivity, Technical Efficiency, and Farm Size in Paraguayan Agriculture (February 2007). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 490, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=964722 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.964722

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