Explaining production inefficiency in China’s agriculture using data envelopment analysis and semi-parametric bootstrapping

Daniel C Monchuk, Zhuo Chen, Yosef Bonaparte
China Economic Review,Vol. 21, Issue 2, Pages: 346-354.

In this paper we examine more closely the factors associated with production inefficiency in China’s agriculture. The approach we take involves a two-stage process where output efficiency scores are first estimated using data envelopment analysis, and then in the second stage, variation in the resulting efficiency scores is explained using a truncated regression model with inference based on a semi-parametric bootstrap routine. Among the results we find that a heavy industrial presence is associated with reduced agricultural …
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