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Size, productivity and returns to scale: an analysis of farm level data in Indian agriculture



Size, productivity and returns to scale: an analysis of farm level data in Indian agriculture



Journal of Political Economy 81(6): 1370-1386



The paper used individual farm-level data for nearly 1,000 Indian farms to analyze: (1) the well-known inverse relationship between farm size and output per acre, (2) returns to scale, and (3) imperfections in the labour market. One major result is that while predominantly wheat areas show constant returns to scale, diminishing returns seem to prevail in predominantly paddy areas.

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DOI: 10.2307/1830745


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