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A further note on the measurement of efficiency and economies of farm size

, : A further note on the measurement of efficiency and economies of farm size. Journal of Agricultural Economics, UK 32(2): 135-146

An earlier paper by P. J. Lund and P. G. Hill (WAERSA 21, 6435) is discussed. Efficiency has a precise meaning in the case of the optimality conditions associated with the perfectly competitive norm. However, the efficiency concept loses a precise meaning and much of its usefulness under real world conditions of uncertainty and costly information, since efficiency is inescapably evaluative and cannot be defined and measured independently of the goals and knowledge of the decision maker.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.1981.tb01552.x

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