Farm household efficiency in Bangladesh: a comparison of stochastic frontier and DEA methods

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Abstract:

This study compares estimates of technical efficiency obtained from the stochastic frontier approach and the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach using farm-level survey data for rice farmers in Bangladesh. Technical inefficiency effects are modelled as a function of farm-specific socioeconomic factors, environmental factors and irrigation infrastructure. The results from both the approaches indicate that efficiency is significantly influenced by the factors measuring environmental degradation and irrigation infrastructure.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368400421011

Publication date: October 10, 2000

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