New PDF release: Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Sources of Growth

By V. Eldon Ball, George W. Norton (auth.), V. Elton Ball, George W. Norton (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461352703

ISBN-13: 9781461352709

ISBN-10: 1461508517

ISBN-13: 9781461508519

Agricultural productiveness: dimension and resources of Growth addresses size concerns and strategies in agricultural productiveness research, utilising these concepts to lately released information units for American agriculture. the information units are used to estimate and clarify nation point productiveness and potency transformations, and to check various techniques to productiveness size. the increase in agricultural productiveness is the one most vital resource of monetary development within the U.S. farm area, and the speed of productiveness development is expected to be greater in agriculture than within the non-farm region. it is very important comprehend productiveness assets and to degree its development safely, together with the results of environmental externalities.

Both the tools and the knowledge might be accessed via economists on the country point to behavior analyses for his or her personal states. In a feeling, even if now not explicitly, the ebook offers a consultant to utilizing the productiveness facts to be had at the web site of the U.S. division of Agriculture/Economic examine provider. it may be of curiosity to a extensive spectrum of pros in academia, the govt., and the personal zone.

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The national picture is not representative of spatial sub-aggregates. 90 percent per annum. We compare our estimates and those reported by Ball et al. (1999). The national estimates were similar but some substantial differences were found in state-level productivity growth, accounted for by differences in the underlying patterns of measured output and especially input quantities. INTRODUCTION As I understand it, we are interested in "productivity" because we are interested in understanding ....

The land input is sub-divided into three basic types: namely, service flow from pasture and rangeland, non-irrigated cropland, and irrigated cropland. This measure ofland quantity differs from the more traditional measure in that it excludes non-grazed forest and woodlands (areas which, although in farms, are not in agriculture), and includes Federally-owned land rented or leased for rangeland grazing purposes. Also included in the cropland measures are land acres idled for whatever reason. The price weights used for aggregation of the land input are annual, state-specific, cash rents for each of the three land types.

The first of these measures was provided by Barton and Cooper (1948), with Loomis and Barton (1961), and Kendrick (1961) extending them to include from 1866 to 1957. The USDA published a Laspeyres productivity index (including coverage of the 10 USDA sub-regions) up until 1990, including estimates back to 1870. , Diewert 1976) have shown that a chain-linked index, specifically an approximation of a Divisia index, is to be preferred. Hence, the types of index number formulation have changed. For instance, Ball (1985) provided alternative measures using Tornqvist-Theil indices (recently extended and updated by Ahearn et al.

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