This book, first published in 1988, provides a comprehensive, integrated body of knowledge concerning agricultural productivity research, highlighting both its strengths and limitations. This book will be of value to scholars and research leaders for the knowledge it conveys of future productivity research, and will also be of interest to students of environmental studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contributors; 1. Introduction and Overview; Part 1: Background; 2. An Introduction to Recent Developments in Production Theory and Productivity Measurement 3. A Review of the Evidence on Agricultural Productivity and Aggregate Technology 4. The Statistical Base for Agricultural Productivity Research: A Review and Critique; Part 2: Measuring Agricultural Productivity and Technical Change; 5. A Comparison of Econometric Models of U.S. Agricultural Productivity and Aggregate Technology 6. Productivity Measurement and the Distribution of the Fruits of Technological Progress: A Market Equilibrium Approach 7. Intertemporal and Interspacial Estimates of Agricultural Productivity 8. An Econometric Methodology for Multiple-Output Agricultural Technology: An Application of Endogenous Switching Models; Part 3: Toward Explaining Agricultural Productivity; 9. Induced Technical Change in Agriculture 10. Research, Extension, and U.S. Agricultural Productivity: A Statistical Decomposition 11. Endogenous Technology and the Measurement of Productivity 12. Dynamics, Causality, and Agricultural Productivity 13. Incorporating Externalities into Agricultural Productivity Analysis; Index