Estimation of constrained optimisation models for agricultural supply analysis based on generalised maximum entropy
Thomas Heckelei and
Hendrik Wolff ()
European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2003, vol. 30, issue 1, 27-50
The paper introduces a general methodological approach for the estimation of constrained optimisation models in agricultural supply analysis. It is based on optimality conditions of the desired programming model and shows a conceptual advantage compared with Positive Mathematical Programming in the context of well-posed estimation problems. Moreover, it closes the empirical and methodological gap between programming models and duality-based models with explicit allocation of fixed factors. Monte Carlo simulations are performed with a maximum entropy estimator to evaluate the functionality of the approach as well as the impact of empirically relevant prior information with small samples. Copyright 2003, Oxford University Press.
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