PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CZECH AND SLOVAK MILK PRODUCERS

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, RAAE, VOL.17, No. 2/2014

ARTICLE TYPE: REGULAR ARTICLE
PUBLISHED: 04.10.2014
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KEYWORDS:
milk production, productivity, efficiency, metafrontier analysis, SFA
DOI NUMBER:
10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.17-21
ABSTRACT:
The paper deals with the analysis of productivity and efficiency differences between Czech and Slovak milk producers. The estimate of stochastic metafrontier multiple output distance function revealed that both Czech and Slovak milk producers highly exploit their production possibilities. On the other hand, productivity differences were pronounced. The Slovak regions were found being falling behind. Only the West Slovak regions can keep pace with competitors. The Central Bohemia and Moravian-Silesian regions are the most productive regions. We found that technical efficiency and management component are the most important factors determining the regional differences.
JEL CODES:
D24, O12, P27
PAGES:
17 - 21
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Lukas CECHURA, Heinrich HOCKMANN, Zdenka MALA, Michal MALY (2014) Productivity And Efficiency Differences Between Czech And Slovak Milk Producers. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVII (Number 2, 2014): 17-21. doi: 10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.17-21
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