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Do land markets improve land-use efficiency? evidence from Jiangsu, China

Liu, Ziming and Zhang, Lan and Rommel, Jens and Feng, Shuyi (2020). Do land markets improve land-use efficiency? evidence from Jiangsu, China. Applied Economics. 52 , 317-330
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Inefficient use of scarce and fragmented land challenges the sustainability of agriculture. Land markets may improve land-use efficiency. In recent years, China has employed various instruments to promote land markets. This paper investigates whether land markets affect households' land-use efficiency, based on data from 1,202 farm households in Jiangsu Province. The measure of land-use efficiency was derived from a stochastic frontier production function, and a control function approach was employed to correct for selection bias. The results indicated that many households are using land inefficiently. While renting in land increases land-use efficiency, it is not affected by renting out land, implying that households are not giving up land for efficiency gains. We also provide suggestive evidence that the positive effect of renting in land results from abundant agricultural labour due to labour market failure.

Authors/Creators:Liu, Ziming and Zhang, Lan and Rommel, Jens and Feng, Shuyi
Title:Do land markets improve land-use efficiency? evidence from Jiangsu, China
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:52
Page range:317-330
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0003-6846
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Land market, technical efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis, control function
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-100749
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-100749
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DOI10.1080/00036846.2019.1645286
Web of Science (WoS)000478549900001
ID Code:17496
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:29 Oct 2020 09:03
Metadata Last Modified:29 Oct 2020 09:03

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