Generalised maximum entropy and heterogeneous technologies

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    Abstract

    Generalised maximum entropy methods are used to estimate a dual model of production on panel data of Dutch cash crop farms over the period 1970-1992. The generalised maximum entropy approach allows a coherent system of input demand and output supply equations to be estimated for each farm in the sample, thus capturing technological heterogeneity. The estimation results are used to perform a cluster analysis to identify groups of farms with similar technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-115
    JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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