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Authors: 
Rizov, Marian
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences [ISSN:] 1573-5214 [Volume:] 55 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 307-323
Abstract: 
There are important differences among former communist countries in performance of their agricultural sectors that are commonly attributed to variation in inherent institutions and reform policy choices. In this paper the link between institutions, reforms and (labour) productivity growth in agriculture is analysed within an augmented neo-classical growth model framework derived from a production function. For the empirical analysis panel data over the transition period (1990-2001) were used that cover 15 former communist countries, applying a GMM-IV estimator. Estimation results strongly support the view that the shift to individual land use, measuring farm restructuring, as well as the overall economic reforms, supported by democratic institutions, have positively contributed to the (labour) productivity growth in former communist countries' agriculture.
Subjects: 
Institutions
Reform policies
agriculture
productivity
growth
transition
JEL: 
Q18
Q15
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Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
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