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Measuring Fishing Capacity When Some Outputs are Undesirable


Rolf Färe


Oregon State University - Department of Economics

James Kirkley


affiliation not provided to SSRN

John B. Walden


affiliation not provided to SSRN

2011

Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 553-570, 2011

Abstract:     
We estimate capacity when firms produce both desirable and undesirable outputs using a directional distance function model, and a hyperbolic model. We impose different assumptions regarding disposability of undesirable outputs in both models, and vary the direction of vectors in the directional distance function model. We then apply the methods to data from fishing vessels operating in the northwest Atlantic Ocean during a 3-year period. Results differ from previous studies that examined technical efficiency for similar vessels and show that it is difficult for fishing vessels to reduce undesirable outputs without reducing desirable outputs.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

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Date posted: September 16, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Färe, Rolf and Kirkley, James and Walden, John B., Measuring Fishing Capacity When Some Outputs are Undesirable (2011). Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 553-570, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1928474 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/eej.2010.7

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Rolf Färe (Contact Author)
Oregon State University - Department of Economics ( email )
303 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
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James Kirkley
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John B. Walden
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