Technical efficiency of Australian wool production: Point and confidence interval estimates.

Fraser, Iain M and Horrace, W.C. (2003) Technical efficiency of Australian wool production: Point and confidence interval estimates. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 20 (2). 169 - 190. ISSN 0895-562X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A balanced panel of data is used to estimate technical efficiency, employing a fixed-effects stochastic frontier specification for wool producers in Australia. Both point estimates and confidence intervals for technical efficiency are reported. The confidence intervals are constructed using the multiple comparisons with the best ( MCB) procedure of Horrace and Schmidt ( 1996, 2000). The confidence intervals make explicit the precision of the technical efficiency estimates and underscore the dangers of drawing inferences based solely on point estimates. Additionally, they allow identification of wool producers that are statistically efficient and those that are statistically inefficient. The data reveal at the 95% level that twenty-one of the twenty-six wool farms analyzed may be efficient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: production functions; stochastic frontier; multiple comparisons; wool
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Iain Fraser
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 16:54
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 14:26
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5540 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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