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The time series data from different years were pooled. Estimation was done by using a fixed-effects approach for the pooled cross section and time series data set. Using the elasticity of TFP with respect to research investment, one can easily estimate the value of marginal product (additional product value) of research investment (R) as: VMP (R) = b × (V/R) Where, R = the research investment V = the value of the production associated with TFP b = the TFP elasticity of research investment Estimated in the TFP determinant equation above, the benefit stream generated under the assumption that the benefit of investment made in research in period (t – 1) will start generating a benefit after a lag of years at an increasing rate in the beginning, remain constant for a period of time and thereafter decline following the typical inverted ‘V’ shape curve.
The first author supervised the data collection and was involved in checking the filled-in questionnaires and editing and processing of data. The paired t-test was performed to test the significance in mean differences of inputs and outputs of rice production between two systems for the same household. On the other hand, the Stochastic Frontier Production model was used to estimate the technical efficiency of rice farms under both Bolon and Naicha crop establishment systems. , 1997) have used the Cobb-Douglas production function model to measure technical efficiency for industries and farms.
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