Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108268
Authors: 
Baráth, Lajos
Fertő, Imre
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2012/30
Abstract (Translated): 
The aim of this article is to analyse the technical efficiency of Hungarian crop farms between 2001 and 2009 using panel data. We employ both standard stochastic frontier analysis and latent class model (LCM) to estimate technical efficiency. Our results suggest that technological heterogeneity plays important role in crop sector which traditionally is assumed by homogeneous technology. The comparison of standard SFA models assuming that the technology is common to all farms and LCM estimates highlights that the efficiency of crop farms may be underestimated using traditional SFA models.
Subjects: 
heterogeneity
latent class models
crop farms
JEL: 
Q12
ISBN: 
978-615-5243-33-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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