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dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, A.Desmond
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T12:43:35Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T12:43:35Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.citationA.Desmond O'Rourke, 'Towards an aggregate production function for Irish agriculture', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1978, 1978, pp191-205
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68846
dc.description.abstractMuch research effort has been expended in other countries in generating measures of the aggregate production function for the agricultural sector as a means of examining technological relationships between inputs and outputs, substitutability between inputs, economies of scale, optimum resource use, optimum growth paths, etc. Only one such effort has been published for Irish agriculture, that by Rasmussen with Sandilands (1962), which used data from the 1955-58 National Farm Surveys. Unfortunately, Rasmussen's study, published in 1962, pre-dated the emergence of the agricultural economics profession as a potent influence on Irish agricultural policy. (For example, the first issue of the Irish Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology appeared only in 1967.) The small body of agricultural economic researchers were forced to devote most of their attention to specific farm management and commodity marketing problems. Accordingly, there has been no attempt to develop a more up-to-date measure of the aggregate production function for Irish agriculture. The present study applies a method proposed by Tyner and Tweeten (1965 and 1966) to Irish time series data for the years 1956-75.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 9, No. 3, 1978
dc.subjectAgricultural economics - Ireland
dc.subjectNational Farm Surveys
dc.titleTowards an aggregate production function for Irish agriculture
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp191-205


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