Input usage, output mix and industry deregulation: an analysis of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry

Balcombe, Kelvin and Doucouliagos, Hristos and Fraser, Iain M (2007) Input usage, output mix and industry deregulation: an analysis of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 51 (2). pp. 137-156. ISSN 1364-985X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper we estimate a Translog output distance function for a balanced panel of state level data for the Australian dairy processing sector. We estimate a fixed effects specification employing Bayesian methods, with and without the imposition of monotonicity and curvature restrictions. Our results indicate that Tasmania and Victoria are the most technically efficient states with New South Wales being the least efficient. The imposition of theoretical restrictions marginally affects the results especially with respect to estimates of technical change and industry deregulation. Importantly, our bias estimates show changes in both input use and output mix that result from deregulation. Specifically, we find that deregulation has positively biased the production of butter, cheese and powders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Bayesian; deregulation; output distance function
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 14 May 2008 07:01
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 11:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3103 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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