Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 553

Table of Content: September 2010; 2(9)

September 2010

The real exchange rate and growth in Malawi: Exploring the transmission route

This study focuses on the impact of real exchange rate on savings rate and economic growth. It further explores the savings transmission mechanism through which such a link can take place in the country. The results show that real effective exchange rate (REER) volatility has adverse effects on economic performance. Contextually, an appreciated REER is significantly and positively correlated with economic growth,...

Author(s): Thomas Munthali, Kisu Simwaka and MacDonald Mwale

September 2010

Economic efficiency analysis in Côte d’Ivoire

This study investigates the determinant factors of economic efficiency in Cote d’Ivoire. We estimated a stochastic production frontier by the maximum likelihood method. For a deeper analysis, we considered a cost frontier and compared the scores of efficiency for each industrial sector. The findings of an investigation of about 3,000 firms observed from 2003 - 2006 reveal that the Ivorian economy is not...

Author(s): Wautabouna Ouattara

September 2010

Measuring agricultural productivity growth in developing Eight

In this paper the agricultural productivity growth in D-8 from 1993 - 2007 is examined using the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The study focuses on growth in total factor productivity and its decomposition in to technical and efficiency change components. It was found that, during that period, total factor productivity has experienced a positive evolution in D- 8. Decomposition of TFP shows that technical change is...

Author(s): V. Shahabinejad and A. Akbari