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Multiple output production with undesirable outputs: an application to nitrogen surplus in agriculture

Fernandez, C. and Koop, G.M. and Steel, M. (2002) Multiple output production with undesirable outputs: an application to nitrogen surplus in agriculture. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 97. pp. 432-442. ISSN 0162-1459

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    Abstract

    Many production processes yield both good outputs and undesirable ones (e.g., pollutants). In this article we develop a generalization of a stochastic frontier model that is appropriate for such technologies. We discuss efficiency analysis and, in particular, define technical and environmental efficiency in the context of our model. We develop methods for carrying out Bayesian inference and apply them to a panel data set of Dutch dairy farms, where excess nitrogen production constitutes an important environmental problem.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3924
    Keywords: environment, stochastic frontier, agriculture, statistics, Agriculture (General), Economic Theory, Environmental Sciences, Statistics, Statistics and Probability, Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
    Subjects: Agriculture > Agriculture (General)
    Social Sciences > Economic Theory
    Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Environmental Sciences
    Social Sciences > Statistics
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:07
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3924

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