The contribution of unmeasurable inputs to fisheries production: An analysis of technical efficiency of fishing vessels in the English Channel
Pascoe, Sean & Coglan, Louisa (2002) The contribution of unmeasurable inputs to fisheries production: An analysis of technical efficiency of fishing vessels in the English Channel. Journal of American Agricultural Economics, 84(3), pp. 585-597.
Variations in the effecinecy of demersal trawlers operationg in the English Channel were examined through the estimation of a stochastic frontier production function. The most important measurable factor. The most important measurable factor affecting efficiency was the age of the vessel.HOwever, Unmeasurable factors accounted for about 65% of varitions in the efficiency, and as much as 9% of the total variation in catches between boats. IT is postulated that most of this variation was due to differences in skipper and crew skill. In contrast,"luck" accounted for around 11% of the variation in catches between boats.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||fisheries management, stochastic production frontier, technical efficiencey|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing|
|Deposited On:||16 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:45|
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