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Farm Heterogeneity and Efficiency in Polish Agriculture: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Heinrich Hockmann () and Agata Pieniadz

No 44278, 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: This paper deals with the estimation of a random coefficient model. The virtue of this approach is that it considers firm heterogeneity, which conventional SFA models do not. Applying the model to Polish farms, the results indicate that the conventional random and fixed effect models overestimate the inefficiency score. In addition, the reasons for inefficiency are analysed. It is shown that despite the fragmentation of Polish agriculture, there is no evidence for scale inefficiency. Moreover, inefficiency could partly be attributed to factors that affect management input and requirements on farms.

Keywords: Productivity; Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10
Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.44278

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