A soil-quality index and its relationship to efficiency and productivity growth measures: Two decompositions

E. C. Jaenicke, L. L. Lengnick

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Abstract

This article reconciles two notions of soil-quality indexes with the economic concepts of technical efficiency and productivity growth. An example uses data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's experimental fields in Maryland and data envelopment analysis techniques to estimate a soil-quality index consistent with the notion of technical efficiency. Common regression techniques shed additional light on the role of individual soil-quality properties in a very restricted linear approximation of the estimated soil-quality index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-893
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

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soil quality
Soil
degradation
Growth
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA
data analysis
Economics
economics
Decomposition
Productivity growth
methodology
Technical efficiency

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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In: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 81, No. 4, 11.1999, p. 881-893.

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