Bridging the Gap between Partial and Total Factor Productivity Measures Using Directional Distance Functions

@article{Nin2003BridgingTG,
  title={Bridging the Gap between Partial and Total Factor Productivity Measures Using Directional Distance Functions},
  author={Alejandro P. Nin and Channing Arndt and Thomas W. Hertel and Paul V. Preckel},
  journal={ERN: Productivity (Topic)},
  year={2003}
}
Technical dependencies as well as data constraints limit our ability to allocate inputs across sectors and hence our ability to measure sectoral productivity. We adapt a directional measure of efficiency to the measurement of sector-specific productivity that does not require allocating all inputs across sectors. Applied to the agricultural sector of a group of countries, the results show important differences in livestock and crops productivity growth. Commonly used partial factor productivity… 

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