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dc.contributor.advisorMahmud, Syed F.
dc.contributor.authorAguir, Sabeur
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:17:03Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:17:03Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/18184
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Economics, Bilkent Univ., 2000.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2000.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 59-61.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the technical efficiency differentials of production of cotton farmers in the two provinces, Sind and Punjab, of Pakistan. Both parametric and semi-parametric stochastic frontier models were u.sed to inve.stigate the relationships that might exist between the farm size, the educational background, the ownership status and farmers' efficiency. The results of both of the models show that farm size plays an important role in measuring the efficiency of farmers. Increasing farm size in Punjab decreases inefficiency whereas farms should be smaller in Sind to be more effective. Education was found to decrease inefficiency in Punjab whereas it is counterproductive in Sind. Owneroperated farms of Punjab are more efficient. The results of this thesis warrants need for major structural reforms in order to increase productivity in the agriculture sector of Pakistan.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAguir, Sabeuren_US
dc.format.extent89 leaves, tablesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectStochastic Frontiersen_US
dc.subjectPakistani Agricultureen_US
dc.subjectTechnical Efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectSemi-parametric Estimationen_US
dc.subjectProduction Functionsen_US
dc.subject.lccHD2075.5 .A38 2000en_US
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural productivity--Pakistan.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture--Econometric models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture--Effect of technological innovations on.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProduction functions (Economic theory).en_US
dc.subject.lcshNonparametric statistics.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCotton industry--Econometric models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProduce trade--Cost effectiveness.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTechnological innovations--Economic aspects.en_US
dc.titleMeasuring technical efficiency differentials of cotton farmers in Pakistanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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