Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95129
Authors: 
Førsund, Finn R.
Hjalmarsson, Lennart
Year of Publication: 
1978
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 17
Abstract: 
This paper is concerned with the measurement of productive efficiency. Farrell's measures of efficiency are generalized to nonhomogeneous production functions. Several new measures of efficiency have been introduced and applied to the Swedish milk processing industry. The empirical analysis is based on a complete set of cross section- time series data for a period of la years of 28 individual plants producing a homogeneous product, pasteurized milk. Industrial structure and structural change are examined by both studying the shape of the efficiency distributions for the individual units and their changes through time. The aggregate performance of the sector is studied by the development of the different measures of structural efficiency.
Subjects: 
Agriculture
Technical progress
Production function
JEL: 
O13
Q16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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