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Eficiencia técnica en la producción de café en Nicaragua: Un análisis de fronteras estocásticas

Urbina, Jilber (2017): Eficiencia técnica en la producción de café en Nicaragua: Un análisis de fronteras estocásticas.

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Abstract

This article analyses the technical efficiency of coffee production in Nicaragua. We apply a stochastic frontier model to estimate the technical efficiency which reaches 60%; this means that Nicaraguan coffee producers have chances to improve the way they get things done. This level of efficiency prevents Nicaragua from capturing 340 million dollars for coffee exports. At the end of 2015, revenues from coffee exports represented 3.09 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), if 100 percent productive efficiency had been achieved, the relative importance of this item would have represented 5.77 percent of GDP. A counterfactual analysis shows the gains that would be derived from achieving technical efficiency.

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