A meta-frontier approach to measuring technical efficiency and technology gaps in beef cattle production in Argentina

Authors
Lema, Rolando Daniel; Gatti, Nicolas; Brescia, Victor
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
conference paper
Status
Published version
Description
In this paper the stochastic metafrontier method is applied to estimate technical efficiency (TE) and metatechnology ratios (MTR), in beef cattle production for three distinct regions in Argentina. A deterministic stochastic metafrontier production function model is estimated that envelops the individual stochastic frontiers of the three regions. Our results show that firms from Pampean region, the most favored in terms of environment conditions, have an average (TE) of 53.7per cent, meanwhile for others regions the TE is around 58.966.97per cent. The average MTR for Pampean region is 96.8per cent, in contrast, the others regions have an average MTR of 42per cent. Our results suggest that, farms in the Pampean region could improve their performance through a better management using the available technologies and resources. In regions II and III the improvement of the productivity is likely to require additional investment in research to adapt and develop new technologies.
Instituto de Economía
Fil: Brescia, Victor. INTA. Instituto de Economía; Argentina
Fil: Lema, Rolando Daniel. INTA. Instituto de Economía; Argentina
Fil: Gatti, Nicolás. INTA. Instituto de Economía; Argentina
Source
29th. International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Milán, Italia, 8-14 de Agosto de 2015
Subject
Economics
Efficiency
Meat
Stochastic Models
Stochastic Processes
Markets
Produtivity
Economía
Eficacia
Carne
Modelos Estocásticos
Ganado de Carne
Beef Cattle
Mercados
Produtividad
Argentine Republic
Argentina
Región Pampeana
Fronteras Estócasticas
Access level
Open access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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