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Productivity change in ASEAN agricultural sector: 1988-1997

Abd Karim, Mohd Zaini and Jantan, Mohd Dan (2002) Productivity change in ASEAN agricultural sector: 1988-1997. Chulalongkorn Journal of Economics , 14 (2). pp. 277-291. ISSN 0857-8397

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This paper analyzes agricultural productivity growth in four ASEAN countries over the period 1988-1977.A Malmquist-Data-Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method as introduced by Fare at al. (1994) is used to calculate indices of productivity change and scale efficiency change.Result suggest that on average, agricultural productivity growth had been increasing at a positive rate of 5.4% over the year 1988-1996.However,agricultural productivity growth declined if the year 1997 were included suggesting that agricultural productivity were also affected during the Asian financial crisis.The growth in technical change and the decline in efficiency change over the 1988-1996 period suggest that the growth in Total Factor Productivity rather than the improvement in technical efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaini Abd Karim
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 08:13
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2010 08:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1593

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