Six Decades of Total Factor Productivity Change and Sources of Growth in Bangladesh Agriculture (1948–2008)

@inproceedings{Rahman2013SixDO,
  title={Six Decades of Total Factor Productivity Change and Sources of Growth in Bangladesh Agriculture (1948–2008)},
  author={Sanzidur Rahman and Ruhul A. Salim},
  year={2013}
}
This study applies the Fare–Primont index to calculate total factor productivity (TFP) indices for agriculture in 17 regions of Bangladesh covering a 61-year period (1948–2008). It decomposes the TFP index into six finer components (technical change, technical-, scale- and mix-efficiency changes, residual scale- and residual mix-efficiency changes). Results reveal that TFP grew at an average rate of 0.57% p.a. led by the Chittagong, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Noakhali regions. TFP growth… CONTINUE READING

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