Decomposition of Output Growth in the Tunisian Olive-Growing Sector : A Frontier Production Function Approach

  title={Decomposition of Output Growth in the Tunisian Olive-Growing Sector : A Frontier Production Function Approach},
  author={B. Dhehibi and L. Lachaal and Boubaker Karray and Anouar Chebil},
The aim of this paper is to investigate the relative contribution of technical efficiency, technological change and increased input use to the output growth of the Tunisian olive oil growing farms using a stochastic frontier production function approach applied to panel data for the period 19951997. The proposed methodology is based on the use of a flexible translog functional form. Results indicate that technical efficiency of production in the sample of olive producing farms investigated… CONTINUE READING


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