Title: Production organization and efficiency during transition: An empirical analysis of East German agriculture
Authors: Mathijs, Erik * ×
Swinnen, Jo * #
Issue Date: 2001
Series Title: The Review of Economics and Statistics vol:83 issue:1 pages:100-107
Abstract: Enterprise restructuring is expected to improve efficiency in transition economies. With data from former East Germany, we compare the efficiency of family farms and partnerships with large-scale successor organizations of the collective and state farms (LSOs). Using parametric and nonparametric techniques, we show that LSOs display lower technical efficiency than do family farms and partnerships but that this difference is small and declining during transition, mainly as a result of structural changes in agriculture. Family farms are not as scale efficient as partnerships and LSOs, and partnerships are superior to all other organizational forms.
ISSN: 0034-6535
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Division of Bioeconomics
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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