Measurement of Technical, Allocative, Economic, and Scale Efficiency of Rice Production in Arkansas Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Data envelopment analysis is used to calculate technical, allocative, economic, and scale efficiencies for fields enrolled in the University of Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program. The results reveal most fields have high technical and scale efficiencies, implying inputs are used in minimum levels necessary to achieve given output levels and fields are close to optimal in size. However, most fields exhibit allocative and economic inefficiencies and do not use inputs in the right combinations necessary to achieve cost minimization. Tobit analysis indicated allocative and economic efficiencies could be improved with better variety selection and better irrigation management.


Editor(s):
Bosch, Darrell J.
Marchant, Mary A.
Issue Date:
2014-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/169037
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 46, Number 1
Page range:
89-106
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
C61; D24; Q12




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