Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84264
Authors: 
Gallacher, Marcos
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Serie Documentos de Trabajo, Universidad del CEMA: Área: economía y negocios 478
Abstract: 
Most studies analyzing the impact of human capital in agriculture use the measure of years of schooling of the producer as a proxy for decision-making skills. An alternative measure is used in this paper. The measure was derived by grading decision-making and execution skills of a sample of farmers. Grades were assigned by farm advisors knowledgeable of each farm and producer characteristics. Assigned grades were then used in a production-function context in order to estimate the impact of management skills on firm-level results. A very significant impact of these skills on production efficiency and firm results was found.
JEL: 
D22
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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