A Comparison of the Efficiency of Proucers Under Collective and Individual Modes of Organization

This paper compares the technical and allocative efficiencies of collective and individual production systems. The producers under study are members of Honduran agrarian reform cooperatives who engage in collective and/or individual production of maize. Debreu-Farrell technical efficiencies are calculated relative to a stochastic production frontier. Allocative efficiencies are obtained from an analytically derived cost frontier. Results indicate that collective systems are slightly more efficient than individual production systems.


Issue Date:
1997-04
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/237438
Total Pages:
28
JEL Codes:
P13
Series Statement:
International Working Paper Series




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