Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/38624
Authors: 
Brümmer, Bernhard
Glauben, Thomas
Lu, Wencong
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
FE working paper // University of Kiel, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies 0402
Abstract: 
The study is devoted to the measurement of productivity and efficiency change in Chinese farming sector over the reform process in the 1980s and 1990s. Within an output distance function framework, an index of total factor productivity is decomposed into technical and allocative efficiency, technical change, and scale effects. We estimate a parametric output distance function using individual farm household data from the province Zhejiang over the period 1986-2000. Results indicate that during the more market-oriented reform period in the mid 1980s productivity and technical efficiency increased while allocative efficiency remain constant. However, productivity growth and technical efficiency slow in the mid 1990s when market orientation of the reforms was reduced and self-sufficiency as a major goal reappeared on the political agenda.
Subjects: 
productivity growth
efficiency change
China
stochastic distance frontier
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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