Economics at your fingertips  

A Nonparametric Analysis of Production Models with Multidimensional Quality

Angelo Zago

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2007, vol. 91, issue 3, 751-764

Abstract: This article proposes a methodology to measure the characteristics of intermediate products when quality is multidimensional. It uses a general representation of the multioutput technology via directional distance functions and constructs quality indicators based on differences rather than ratios. The quality indicators may be used to evaluate firms’ output, taking into account the whole set of quality attributes. The paper explores how aggregate quality may vary with the production level and finds a trade-off between quantity and aggregate quality in wine grapes. Copyright 2007, Oxford University Press.

Date: 2007
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

American Journal of Agricultural Economics is currently edited by Madhu Khanna, Brian E. Roe, James Vercammen and JunJie Wu

More articles in American Journal of Agricultural Economics from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Oxford University Press ().

Page updated 2018-05-23
Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:91:y:2007:i:3:p:751-764