Economics at your fingertips  

Efficiency of Agricultural Production in the Central Region of Thailand

Daehoon Nahm () and Niramon Sutummakid
Additional contact information
Niramon Sutummakid: Department of Economics, Macquarie University

No 302, Research Papers from Macquarie University, Department of Economics

Abstract: A stochastic frontier model incorporating inefficiency effects has been employed to analyse the efficiency of agricultural production in the Central Region of Thailand. The agricultural land area, the number of people employed in the agricultural sector, and the amount of fertilisers used in each province are used to derive the production frontier for the Region, while a dummy variable representing coastal provinces and soil quality index is used to explain inefficiencies of individual provinces. Land area is found to be the most important to agricultural production, labour is found to have zero marginal productivity at current levels of employment, and fertiliser has only a low marginal productivity. Coastal provinces are found to be more efficient than inland provinces, but soil quality does not have significant effects on the efficiency of agricultural production.

Pages: 24 pages.
Date: 2003-06
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) First Version, 2003 (application/pdf)

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 paper

More papers in Research Papers from Macquarie University, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Helen Boneham ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

Page updated 2020-11-26
Handle: RePEc:mac:wpaper:0302