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Title: Technical, economic, and allocative efficiency in peasant farming: Evidence from the Dominican Republic
Authors: Bravo Ureta, B.E.
Pinheiro, A.E.
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Citation: The Developing Economies 35 (1): 48-67
Abstract: This paper presents measures of technical (TE), economic (EE), and allocative (AE) efficiency for a sample of sixty peasant farmers in the Dajabon region of the Dominican Republic. Maximum likelihood techniques are used to estimate a Cobb-Douglas production frontier, which is then used to derive its corresponding dual cost frontier. These frontiers are the basis for obtaining farm level efficiency estimates. The results reveal average levels of TE, AE, and EE equal to 70 per cent, 44 per cent, and 31 per cent, respectively. In a second step analysis, two-limit tobit regression techniques are used to estimate three separate equations where TE, EE, and AE are expressed as functions of the following farm/farmer characteristics: contract farming, agrarian reform status, farm size, schooling, producer's age, and household size.
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/4521
ISSN: 0012-1533
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