FARM SIZE, PRODUCTIVITY, AND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY: ACCOUNTING FOR DIFFERENCES IN EFFICIENCY OF FARMS BY SIZE IN HONDURAS

The farm size-productivity relationship is tested using nonparametric efficiency measures based on distance functions. This approach to efficiency measurement is less restrictive and more informative than alternative methods. For a group of Honduran farms, diminishing returns to scale render smaller farms more economically efficient overall, despite the relative technical efficiency of larger farms.


Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20918
Total Pages:
15
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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