SCALE EFFICIENCY IN EUROPEAN PORK PRODUCTION

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, RAAE, VOL.18, No. 2/2015

ARTICLE TYPE: REGULAR ARTICLE
PUBLISHED: 31.10.2015
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KEYWORDS:
pork production, scale efficiency, total factor productivity, metafrontier analysis, SFA
DOI NUMBER:
10.15414/raae/2015.18.02.51-56
ABSTRACT:
The paper analyses scale efficiency in European pork production. The analysis shows significant differences in the exploitation of economies of scale among EU member states. In particular, old member states exhibit increasing returns to scale whereas most new member states show either constant or decreasing returns to scale. The differences among old and new member states are also pronounced from a dynamic perspective: whereas the old member states improved their productivity in pork production through scale efficiency, its impact in new member states was rather negative.
JEL CODES:
D24, O12, P27
PAGES:
51 - 56
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Lukas CECHURA, Zdenka ZAKOVA KROUPOVA, Michal MALY, Heinrich HOCKMANN (2015) Scale Efficiency In European Pork Production . Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVIII (Number 2, 2015): 51-56. doi: 10.15414/raae/2015.18.02.51-56
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