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Productivity Growth in Agriculture

Productivity Growth in Agriculture

An International Perspective

Edited by K Fuglie, USDA, S L Wang, USDA, E Ball, USDA

September 2012 / Hardback / 392 Pages / 9781845939212 £95.00 / €125.00 / $180.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $162.00
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Main Description

Increasing food prices have renewed concerns about long-run agricultural demand and supply in the global economy. This book looks at results, methods, and data on international agricultural productivity for a better understanding of long-run trends and the policies that determine them. By presenting an international assessment of total factor productivity growth in agriculture, including up-to-date empirical analysis for developed and developing countries and regions, it provides a response to the rising global scarcity of agricultural production. Essential reading for researchers, policy makers and students.


Readership

Researchers, students and policy makers within agricultural economics.

1. Introduction to Productivity Growth in Agriculture

Part I: Agricultural Productivity in Developed and Transition Countries

2. Accounting for the Impact of Local Public Goods in U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth

3. A Production Account for Canadian Agriculture, 1961-2006

4. Measuring Productivity of the Australian Broadacre and Dairy Industries

5. Agricultural Productivity in the Transition Economies of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

6. Is Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing in Western Europe?

Part II: Agricultural Productivity in Asia and Latin America

7. Total Factor Productivity in Brazilian Agriculture

8. Chinese Regional Agricultural Productivity: 1994-2005

9. Structural Transformation and Productivity in Indian Agriculture

10. Shifting Sources of Agricultural Growth in Indonesia: A Regional Analysis

11. Total Factor Productivity in Thai Agriculture: Measurement and Determinants

Part III: Agricultural Productivity in Africa

12. R&D and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

13. Policy Changes and the Recovery of Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

14. South African Agricultural Productivity and Investment Patterns

Part IV: Global Perspectives on Agricultural Productivity

15. Fixed Capital in Agriculture and its Contribution to Growth

16. Productivity Growth in the Global Agricultural Economy and the Role of Technology Capital

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Fuglie Keith Fuglie is Chief of the Resource, Environmental and Science Policy Branch at the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Washington, DC. He specializes in the analysis of international agricultural productivity, the economics of technical change, and research policy. In 1997-1998 he served as senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisors. From 1998 to 2006 he was with the International Potato Center (CIP) based in Indonesia, where he was regional director for CIP in Asia and headed CIP's social science research program. In 1990-91, Keith was a Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellow in Tunisia. He received an MS and PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.