The Impact of Government Institutions on Dairy Farm Efficiency: the Case of Ontario and New York Dairy Farms

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The Impact of Government Institutions on Dairy Farm Efficiency: the Case of Ontario and New York Dairy Farms

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dc.contributor.advisor Hailu, Getu
dc.contributor.author Slade, Peter
dc.date 2011-08-25
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T18:50:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T18:50:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3027
dc.description.abstract The impact of supply management on dairy farm efficiency in Canada is of increasing academic and public interest. This thesis decomposes the cost efficiency of Ontario and New York dairy farms into its technical and allocative components. Triangulating between linear programming and econometric techniques, we find New York farms to be more cost efficient than Ontario farms, with allocative efficiency accounting for the majority of this difference. The difference in inefficiency is in large part caused by the overcapitalization of Ontario farms, as well as their reliance on homegrown feed. We argue that the system of supply management could theoretically be at the root of this inefficiency. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Impact of Government Institutions on Dairy Farm Efficiency: the Case of Ontario and New York Dairy Farms en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US


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