CONDITIONAL EFFICIENCY ESTIMATION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES: EVIDENCE FROM GREEK CEREAL FARMS
Sofia Kourtesi (),
Panos Fousekis () and
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Sofia Kourtesi: Department of Economics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, 2012, vol. 11, issue 1, 43-52
The objective of this paper is to assess technical efficiency of cereal production in Greece in a nonparametric framework while accounting for a set of exogenous variables. To this end, we implement robust partial frontier techniques on a sample of cereal-producing farms included in the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). Moreover, we assess the partial impacts of the environmental variables using non parametric regression tools.
Keywords: Nonparametric estimation; conditional efficiency; cereal farms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 Q12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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