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Stochastic Efficiency Analysis with Risk Aversion Bounds: A Simplified Approach
A method of stochastic dominance analysis with respect to a function (SDRF) is described and illustrated. The method, called stochastic efficiency with respect to a function (SERF), orders a set ofExpand
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Technical efficiency in competing panel data models: a study of Norwegian grain farming
Estimation of technical efficiency is widely used in empirical research using both cross-sectional and panel data. Although several stochastic frontier models for panel data are available, only a fewExpand
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A New Method for Estimating Market Power with an Application to Norwegian Sawmilling
In this paper we apply an innovative econometric tool to estimate mark-ups in an output market. The contribution of the paper is in the novel use of the stochastic frontier approach that is widelyExpand
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Do the new organic producers differ from the ‘old guard’? Empirical results from Norwegian dairy farming
Conventional farmers converting to organics have contributed to most of the rapid expansion of organic farming in recent years. The new organic farmers may differ from their more establishedExpand
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Analyzing determinants of forest owners’ decision-making using a sample selection framework
A sample selection framework that simultaneously takes into account the two-step decision-making of forest owners (first whether or not to harvest, second the level of harvesting) is applied onExpand
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Herd health and health management in organic versus conventional dairy herds in Norway
Abstract Earlier studies from Norway indicate that organic dairy farms enjoy better animal health than conventional dairy farms. However, these studies use veterinary treatment records and may notExpand
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Comparing risk perceptions and risk management in organic and conventional dairy farming: empirical results from Norway
This study was conducted to explore organic and conventional dairy farmers' perceptions of risk and risk management, and to examine relationships between farm and farmer characteristics, riskExpand
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Non-parametric estimation of decision makers’ risk aversion
A new non-parametric method to estimate a decision maker's coefficient of absolute risk aversion from observed economic behaviour is explained. The method uses the expected value-variance (E-V)Expand
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Management and Risk Characteristics of Part-Time and Full-Time Farmers in Norway
The objective of this exploratory study was to provide empirical insight into how different categories of farmers perceive and manage risk. The data originate from a questionnaire of dairy and cropExpand
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Stochastic Efficiency Analysis with Risk Aversion Bounds: A Comment
A recent contribution by Meyer et al. (2009, p. 521) corrected an error of fact by Hardaker et al. (2004b, p. 253) about the comparison between stochastic dominance with respect to a function (SDRF)Expand
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