Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Explanation

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Susan M. Capalbo, John M. Antle
Routledge, Aug 11, 2015 - Science - 404 pages

This book, first published in 1988, provides a comprehensive, integrated body of knowledge concerning agricultural productivity research, highlighting both its strengths and limitations. This book will be of value to scholars and research leaders for the knowledge it conveys of future productivity research, and will also be of interest to students of environmental studies.


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Foreword Kenneth R Farrell
Overview of the Book
An Introduction to Recent Developments in Production Theory
Approaches to Total Factor Productivity Measurement
Measuring Interspatial and Intertemporal Total Factor Productivity
A Review of the Evidence on Agricultural Productivity
Some Comparative Remarks
Appendix 3A U S Agricultural Data Base
Data Construction Using Firm Enterprise Data System Budgets
The Economic Model
A Procedure for Estimating the Econometric Model
Induced Technical Change in Agriculture
Production and Productivity Growth
The EvensonWelch Study 1974
Concluding Remarks

Evaluation of the Data Base
Agency Response to Suggestions
Partial Static Equilibrium Models
Comparison of the Empirical Results
Conclusions and Implications
Productivity Measurement and the Distribution of the Fruits
Intertemporal and Interspatial Estimates of Agricultural
The Choice of a Technique
Endogeneity of Technology
Dynamics Causality and Agricultural Productivity John M
Causality in Production
Policy and Productivity
Implications for Research
Incorporating Externalities into Agricultural Productivity

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