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Rice production structure and policy effects in Japan : quantitative investigations

Author: 黒田, 誼 ; Yoshimi Kuroda
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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Kuroda uses quantitative measures to investigate the rice production structure and effects of agricultural policies in Japan over the second half of the 20th century. Almost all policies have played  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 黒田, 誼 ; Yoshimi Kuroda
ISBN: 9781137573148 1137573147
OCLC Number: 932063360
Notes: First published in Japanese as Beisaku nōgyō no seisaku kōka bunseki in 2015 by Keio University Press.
Description: xxxv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Production Structure of the Rice Sector of Japanese Agriculture during the Second Half of the 20th Century --
1. Changes in Post-war Japanese Agriculture Changes, Problems Setting Up, and the Analytical Framework --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Statistical observations of post-war Japanese agriculture --
1.2.1. Post-war agricultural production in Japan as a whole --
1.2.2. Post-war transfers of farmland in Tofuken and Tohoku --
1.2.3. Post-war transfers of the numbers of farm households in Tofuken and Tohoku --
1.2.4. Post-war transfers of the agricultural budgets --
1.2.5. Post-war transfers of the utilization of farmland --
1.2.6. Post-war transfers of public investment in agricultural R&D and extension activities --
1.2.7. outline of the quantitative investigations of the rice production structure and the effects of various policy measures --
2. Technology Structure of the Rice Sector of Japanese Agriculture: (I) A Translog Variable Cost (VC) Function Approach --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Agricultural production in Tohoku --
2.3. Analytical framework --
2.3.1. variable cost (VC) function model --
2.3.1.1. VC function model (A) --
2.3.1.2. VC function model (B) --
2.3.2. Tests for the technology structure of rice production --
2.3.2.1. Homotheticity --
2.3.2.2. No technological change --
2.3.2.3. Hicks neutral technological change --
2.3.2.4. Extended Hicks neutral technological change --
2.3.2.5. Cobb --
Douglas (C --
D) production function --
2.3.2.6. Constant returns to scale (CRTS) --
2.3.3. Basic economic indicators of the technology structure of post-war rice production --
2.3.3.1. Factor demand elasticities and the Allen, Morishima, and McFadden (shadow) elasticities of substitutions --
2.3.3.2. Returns to scale --
2.3.3.3. "factor input-saving" (PGX) and "output-augmenting" (PGY) technological change "rates" based on the parameter estimates of model (A) of the VC function --
2.3.3.4. biases of technological change --
2.3.3.5. shadow price of paddy land --
2.4. data and estimation procedure --
2.5. Empirical results --
2.5.1. Parameter estimates of the VC functions: model (A) and model (B) --
2.5.2. Results of the tests for the six hypotheses --
2.5.3. Various economic indicators estimated based on model (A) and model (B) --
2.5.3.1. Own-price variable factor demand elasticities --
2.5.3.2. Elasticities of substitutions among variable factor inputs --
2.5.3.3. Estimates of the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
2.5.3.4. Estimates of the "rates" of "input-saving" and "output-augmenting" technological change (PGX and PGY) --
2.5.3.5. Estimates of the biases of technological change --
2.5.3.6. Estimation of the shadow value of paddy land --
2.6. Summary and concluding remarks --
Appendix A Variable Definitions --
3. Technology Structure of the Rice Sector of Japanese Agriculture: (II) A Translog Variable Profit Function Approach --
3.1. introduction --
3.2. Analytical framework --
3.2.1. variable profit (VP) function model --
3.2.2. Tests for the technology structure of rice production --
3.2.2.1. Homotheticity --
3.2.2.2. No technological change with respect to the stock of technological knowledge (ZR) --
3.2.2.3. Neutral technological change with respect to ZR --
3.2.2.4. C --
D production function --
3.2.2.5. Constant returns to scale (CRTS) --
3.2.3. Estimations of output supply and input demand elasticities --
3.2.3.1. Estimation of output supply elasticities --
3.2.3.2. Estimations of variable factor input demand elasticities --
3.2.3.3. Estimation of the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
3.2.3.4. Estimation of the shadow value of land --
3.3. data and estimation procedure --
3.4. Empirical results --
3.4.1. Results of the variable profit (VP) function --
3.4.2. Results of the tests for the five hypotheses --
3.4.3. Estimates of output supply and input demand elasticities --
3.4.3.1. Estimates of rice output supply elasticities --
3.4.3.2. Estimates of variable factor demand elasticities --
3.4.3.3. Estimates of the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
3.4.3.4. Estimates of the shadow value of paddy land --
3.4.3.5. Possibilities of land transfers from small- to large-scale farms --
3.5. Summary and concluding remarks --
Appendix B Variable Definitions --
pt. II Impact of Agricultural Policies and Structural Transformation of the Rice Sector --
4. Impacts of the Rice Price-Support Programs on the Structural Transformation of the Rice Sector --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Analytical framework --
4.2.1. Impacts of changes in rice price on the five economic indicators --
4.2.1.1. Impacts of changes in the rice price on the supply of rice --
4.2.1.2. Impacts of changes in the rice price on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
4.2.1.3. Impacts of changes in the rice price on the amount of variable profits --
4.2.1.4. Impacts of changes in the rice price on the degrees of returns to scale --
4.2.1.5. Impacts of changes in the rice price on the shadow value of land --
4.3. Empirical results --
4.3.1. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the five economic indicators --
4.3.1.1. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the supply of rice --
4.3.1.2. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
4.3.1.3. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the amount of variable profits --
4.3.1.4. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the degrees of returns to scale --
4.3.1.5. Impacts of rice price-support programs on the shadow value of land --
4.4. Summary and concluding remarks --
5. Impact of the Set-Aside Programs on the Agricultural Structural Transformation of the Rice Sector --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Analytical framework --
5.2.1. Impacts of changes in the planted area of paddy land on the five economic indicators --
5.2.1.1. Impacts of changes In the planted area of paddy land on the supply of rice --
5.2.1.2. Impacts of changes in the planted area of paddy land on the demands for variable factor inputs --
5.2.1.3. Impacts of changes in the planted area of paddy land on the amount of variable profits --
5.2.1.4. Impacts of changes in the planted area of paddy land on the degrees of returns to scale --
5.2.1.5. Impacts of changes in the planted area of paddy land on the shadow value of land --
5.3. Empirical results --
5.3.1. Impact of the set-aside programs on the five economic indicators --
5.3.1.1. Impacts of changes in the set-aside programs on the supply of rice --
5.3.1.2. Impacts of the set-aside programs on the demands for variable factor inputs --
5.3.1.3. Impacts of the set-aside programs on the amount of variable profits --
5.3.1.4. Impacts of the set-aside programs on the degrees of returns to scale --
5.3.1.5. Impacts of the set-aside programs on the shadow value of land --
5.4. Summary and concluding remarks --
6. Impacts of Factor Inputs-Subsidies on the Agricultural Structural Transformation of the Rice Sector --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Analytical framework --
6.2.1. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the five economic indicators --
6.2.1.1. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the supply of rice --
6.2.1.2. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
6.2.1.3. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the amount of variable profits --
6.2.1.4. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
6.2.1.5. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the shadow value of paddy land --
6.3. Empirical results --
6.3.1. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the five economic indicators --
6.3.1.1. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the supply of rice --
6.3.1.2. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
6.3.1.3. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the amount of variable profits --
6.3.1.4. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
6.3.1.5. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the shadow value of paddy land --
6.4. Summary and concluding remarks --
7. Impacts of Public Agricultural R&D and Extension (R&E) Programs on the Agricultural Structural Transformation of the Rice Sector --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Analytical framework --
7.2.1. Impacts of changes in the stock of technological knowledge (R&E) on the five economic indicators --
7.2.1.1. Impacts of changes in R&E on the supply of rice --
7.2.1.2. Impacts of changes in R&E on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
7.2.1.3. Impacts of changes in R&E on the amount of variable profits --
7.2.1.4. Impacts of changes in the prices of the variable factor inputs on the degrees of returns to scale (RTS) --
7.2.1.5. Impacts of changes in R&E on the shadow value of paddy land --
7.3. Empirical results --
7.3.1. Impacts of changes in the stock of technological knowledge (R&E) on the five economic indicators --
7.3.1.1. Impacts of changes in R&E on the supply of rice --
7.3.1.2. Impacts of changes in R&E on the demands for the variable factor inputs --
7.3.1.3. Impacts of changes in R&E on the amount of variable profits --
7.3.1.4. Impacts of changes in R&E on the degrees of returns to scale Note continued: 7.3.1.5. Impacts of changes in R&E on the shadow value of paddy land --
7.4. Summary and concluding remarks --
8. Summary and Conclusions.
Other Titles: Beisaku nōgyō no seisaku kōka bunseki.
Responsibility: Yoshimi Kuroda.

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