Integrating agronomic principles into production function estimation: A dichotomy of growth inputs and facilitating inputs

G. Zhengfei, A.G.J.M. Oude Lansink, M.K. van Ittersum, G.A.A. Wossink

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Abstract

This article presents a general conceptual framework for integrating agronomic principles into economic production analysis. We categorize inputs in crop production into growth inputs and facilitating inputs. Based on this dichotomy we specify an asymmetric production function. The robustness of the asymmetric framework is tested using crop-level panel data on potato production in the Netherlands. The test results do not reject the proposed framework, and the asymmetric specification better represents the underlying production technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-214
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • damage control productivity
  • production ecology
  • production systems
  • crop response
  • econometrics
  • efficiency
  • model
  • hypothesis
  • matters
  • design

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