Studies in Productivity and Efficiency

Agricultural Productivity

Measurement and Sources of Growth

Editors: Ball, Virgil (Ed.)

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Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Sources of Growth addresses measurement issues and techniques in agricultural productivity analysis, applying those techniques to recently published data sets for American agriculture. The data sets are used to estimate and explain state level productivity and efficiency differences, and to test different approaches to productivity measurement. The rise in agricultural productivity is the single most important source of economic growth in the U.S. farm sector, and the rate of productivity growth is estimated to be higher in agriculture than in the non-farm sector. It is important to understand productivity sources and to measure its growth properly, including the effects of environmental externalities.

Both the methods and the data can be accessed by economists at the state level to conduct analyses for their own states. In a sense, although not explicitly, the book provides a guide to using the productivity data available on the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service. It should be of interest to a broad spectrum of professionals in academia, the government, and the private sector.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Ball, V. Eldon (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • U.S. Agriculture, 1960–96: A Multilateral Comparison of Total Factor Productivity

    Ball, V. Eldon (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • A Disaggregated Perspective on Post-War Productivity Growth in U.S. Agriculture: Isn’t That Spatial?

    Acquaye, Albert K. A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-84

  • Transitive Multilateral Comparisons of Agricultural Output, Input, and Productivity: A Nonparametric Approach

    Rao, D. S. Prasada (et al.)

    Pages 85-116

  • Productivity Versus Urban Sprawl: Spatial Variations in Land Values

    Moss, Charles B. (et al.)

    Pages 117-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Productivity
Book Subtitle
Measurement and Sources of Growth
Editors
  • Virgil Ball
Series Title
Studies in Productivity and Efficiency
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0851-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0851-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7622-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5270-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 324
Topics