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Production, Productivity, and Public Investment in East Asian Agriculture

Shenggen Fan () and Joanna Brzeska

Chapter 66 in Handbook of Agricultural Economics, 2010, vol. 4, pp 3401-3434 from Elsevier

Abstract: Since the 1950s, agricultural growth in East Asia (China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan) has reduced rural poverty and created a strong base for economic development. To gain a better understanding of the nature of this growth, we examine the sources of change in agricultural production and total factor productivity (TFP) and decompose the measurements into reform-based time periods. We also review studies that link public investments to agricultural growth and poverty reduction. We find that formulating growth-inducing and poverty-reducing strategies requires policymakers to understand the relative returns of different types of investments.

Keywords: total factor productivity; agricultural growth; public expenditures; China; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Taiwan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 O47 Q12 Q14 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-444-51874-3
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