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dc.contributor.authorRivera Aedo, Edinsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorLakner, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrümmer, Bernharden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-01T12:53:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-01T12:53:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50800-
dc.description.abstractThe reform-process towards a higher world-market orientation has a long tradition in Chile, with all its strengths and weaknesses. The food processing industry is highly competitive on the worldmarket. The following paper investigates the technical efficiency of the Chilean food processing industry between 2001 and 2007. We used a data-set from the 5,941 of firms in food processing industry. The observations are taken of the 'Annual National Industrial Survey'. The method of stochastic frontier analysis is applied; the heteroscedasticity-model is used in order to analyze the determinants of technical efficiency. We included variables capturing different effects before and after the introduction of a liberalization policy in 2004. Raw materials and labor have to largest impact on the output. We could show that technical efficiency is different in the periods before and after 2004. The region with the highest level of efficiency is the metropolitan region around Santiago de Chile.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLeibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO) Halle (Saale)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIAMO Forum 2011 10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnical Efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordFood Processing Industryen_US
dc.subject.keywordChileen_US
dc.titleTechnical efficiency in the Chilean agribusiness sectoren_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn67077247Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:iamo11:10-
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