Application of a double bootstrap to investigation of determinants of technical efficiency of farms in Central Europe

Latruffe, Laure and Davidova, Sophia M. and Balcombe, Kelvin (2008) Application of a double bootstrap to investigation of determinants of technical efficiency of farms in Central Europe. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 29 (2). pp. 183-191. ISSN 0895-562X. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The paper provides one of the first applications of the double bootstrap procedure (Simar and Wilson, 2006) in a two-stage estimation of the effect of environmental variables on non-parametric estimates of technical efficiency. This procedure enables consistent inference within models explaining efficiency scores, while simultaneously producing standard errors and confidence intervals for these efficiency scores. The application is to 88 livestock and 256 crop farms in the Czech Republic, split into individual and corporate.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Conference on Myths and Reality of Productivity Miracles and Failures in Transitional Economies Kyiv, Ukraine, JUL, 2005
Uncontrolled keywords: double bootstrap, DEA, truncated maximum likelihood, individual farms, corporate farms, Czech Republic
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 12:33
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 11:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8966 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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