nep-eff New Economics Papers
on Efficiency and Productivity
Issue of 2014‒10‒17
eight papers chosen by

  1. Productivity & Efficiency: Evidence from the Chinese regional economies Creation Date: 1997 By Y. Wu
  2. Simple Interest Amortization Tables for Installment Sales By Tauer, Loren W.
  4. The Productive Efficiency of Chinese Iron and Steel Firms: A stochastic frontier analysis Creation Date: 1995 By Y. Wu
  5. Determinants of crop yield and profit of family farms: Evidence from the Senegal River Valley By Elodie Blanc; Aurelia Lepine; Eric Strobl
  6. Impact Analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy Changes in Italy: a Two Sectors Input-output and Micro-econometric Modelling Approach By Edoardo Pizzoli; Giuseppe Lecardane; Domenico Ciaccia
  7. "Relaxing the Financial Constraint: The Impact of Banking Sector Reform on Firm Performance - Emerging Market Evidence from Turkey" By Can ERBIL; Ferhan SALMAN
  8. Estimating the WA Agricultural Production System: A profit function approach Creation Date: 1999 By H. Ahammad; N. Islam

  1. By: Y. Wu
  2. By: Tauer, Loren W.
    Keywords: Production Economics, Productivity Analysis,
  3. By: Graziella Bonanno (Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza, Università della Calabria)
    Abstract: Are Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Research & Development (R&D) productive inputs or efficiency determinants? This is the topic of this paper which analyses a sample of 2691 Italian manufacturing firms over the period 2007-2009. The empirical setting is based on a production function estimated through the Stochastic Frontier (SF) approach. ICT and R&D are used once as inputs, once as efficiency determinants (Coelli et al., 1999). The results show that the rates of return of ICT and R&D investments are quite high (0.08 for ICT and 0.04 for R&D) when they enter into the model only as inputs. We also documented that ICT and R&D contribute positively to explain the efficiency scores.
    Keywords: ICT, R&D, Stochastic Frontier Approach, efficiency
    JEL: D22 D24 L69 O39
    Date: 2014–09
  4. By: Y. Wu
  5. By: Elodie Blanc; Aurelia Lepine; Eric Strobl
    Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of crop yield and profit of small family farms in Senegal using both a production and a profit function. The econometric analysis is based on information on agricultural inputs and outputs from 505 agricultural household members of a farmer organization in the Saint Louis region collected in 2009. The analysis of our results indicate that the development of commercialization sectors and agricultural loans would be required prior to increasing agricultural inputs. Our findings also suggest that information on planting technique, soil preparation and management of lands could allow productivity increases, but that an increase in the bargaining power of farmers is required to increase unit prices and consequently their profits.
    Keywords: crop productivity; profit; family farms; Senegal
    Date: 2014–09–25
  6. By: Edoardo Pizzoli; Giuseppe Lecardane; Domenico Ciaccia
  7. By: Can ERBIL; Ferhan SALMAN
  8. By: H. Ahammad; N. Islam

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