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Title: Total factor productividty growth in agriculture: the role of technological capital.
Authors: ÁVILA, A. F. D.
Date Issued: 2010
Citation: In: PINGALI, P. L.; EVENSON, R. E. Handbooks in economics. Burlington: Academic Press, 2010.
Pages: p. 3769-3822.
Description: In this chapter we compute measures of total factor productivity (TFP) growth for developing countries and then contrast TFP growth with technological capital indexes. In developing these indexes, we incorporate schooling capital to yield two new indexes: Invention-Innovation Capital and Technology Mastery. We find that TFP performance is strongly related to technological capital and that technological capital is required for TFP and cost reduction growth. Investments in technological capital require long-term (20- to 40-year) investments, which are typically made by governments and aid agencies and are the only viable escape route from mass poverty.
Thesagro: Agricultura
Keywords: Desenvolvimento
Capital tecnológico
ISBN: 978-0-444-51874-3
Type of Material: Parte de livro
Access: openAccess
Appears in Collections:Capítulo em livro científico / Embrapa Unidades Centrais (AI-SEDE)

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