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Title: Technical Efficiency in Louisiana Sugar Cane Processing
Authors: Johnson, Jason L.
Zapata, Hector O.
Heagler, Arthur M.
Keywords: Technical efficiency
Stochastic frontier
Resource allocation
Sugar cane processing
Issue Date: 1995
Abstract: Participants in the Louisiana sugar cane industry have provided little information related to the efficiency of sugar processing operations. Using panel data from the population of Louisiana sugar processors, alternative model specifications are estimated using stochastic frontier methods to measure the technical efficiency of individual sugar factories. Results suggest the Louisiana sugar processing industry is characterized by a constant returns to scale Cobb-Douglas processing function with high technical efficiency.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1995
Total Pages: 14
From Page: 85
To Page: 98
Collections:Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1995

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