Optimal Farm Size in Russian Agriculture

A set of dynamic DEA models is applied to investigate the determinants of farm size of Moscow oblast corporate farms in the period 1996-2004. New institutional economics is found to be more relevant to explaining farm sizes and their changes than the neo-classical framework. The results prove the hypothesis that the development of farm size is mainly caused by reducing transaction costs associated with getting access to product markets.


Issue Date:
2009-06
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/51667
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
P31; Q12
Series Statement:
Contributed Paper
180




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