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000178052 245__ $$aTechnology and efficiency in a panel of Italian dairy farms: an SGM restricted cost function approach
000178052 260__ $$c2003-10
000178052 269__ $$a2003-10
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000178052 336__ $$aJournal Article
000178052 520__ $$aThis article employs a short-term specification of the symmetric generalised McFadden (SGM) cost function capable of
accommodating quasi-fixed factors and variable returns. Temporary equilibrium and scale economies are investigated while
maintaining the consistency of the estimated model with microeconomic theory and approximation properties. It also makes
use of a two-step procedure to estimate first the technology parameters and then time-varying efficiency at farm level. No
distributional assumptions are required on efficiency as we consider a fixed effect model. A balanced panel of Italian dairy
farms during the years from 1980 to 1992 serves as the case study. The results suggest a rigid productive structure during the
pre- and post-quota period. Moreover, Italian milk producers are found to exhibit considerable excess capacity and rather low
input technical efficiency.
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000178052 650__ $$aProduction Economics
000178052 650__ $$aResearch and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies
000178052 6531_ $$aRestricted cost function
000178052 6531_ $$aSGM
000178052 6531_ $$aCapacity utilisation
000178052 6531_ $$aInput technical efficiency
000178052 6531_ $$aPanel data
000178052 700__ $$aPierani, Pierpaolo
000178052 700__ $$aRizzi, Pier Luigi
000178052 773__ $$dOctober 2003$$jVolume 29$$kIssue 2$$o209$$q195$$tAgricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists
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