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Mundlak, Yair 1927-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 398 publications in 2 languages and 2,964 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HD1862, 338.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Yair Mundlak
Agriculture and economic growth : theory and measurement by Yair Mundlak( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arid zone development : potentialities and problems : the proceedings of a symposium by Yair Mundlak( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture and economic growth in Argentina, 1913-84 by Yair Mundlak( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary economic issues : proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, Tunis by International Economic Association( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sectoral growth in Chile, 1962-82 by Juan Eduardo Coeymans( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The model. Productivity. Labor. Capital. Product prices. Simulations of changes in relative prices. Simulations of growth
Agriculture and economic growth in an open economy--the case of Argentina by Domingo Cavallo( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term projections of supply and demand for agricultural products in Israel( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incentives and constraints in the transformation of Punjab agriculture by Anya McGuirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of agricutlural development in Punjab. The conceptual framework. Estimates of the short-run yield area responses. The long-run response
Intersectoral factor mobility and agricultural growth by Yair Mundlak( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An economic analysis of established family farms in Israel, 1953-1958 by Yair Mundlak( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural development issues, evidence, and consequences by Yair Mundlak( )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investments in technology have yielded large gains for agriculture, and the benefits have been passed on to consumers in the form of lower prices. Thus history justifies public spending on agricultural research. A comprehensive examination of data from many countries shows that in 1967-92, 81 percent of the world's population lived in countries where agricultural growth exceeded population growth. Moreover, that growth occurred as agricultural prices declined. Productivity gains are a dominant characteristic of agriculture for the period. Average productivity increased for land and labor. Moreover, agricultural productivity gains were greater than average productivity gains for the economy in 80 percent of the countries studied. Measuring the effects of technology choice on productivity is crucial to understanding the determinants of agricultural growth. After selectively reviewing applied production studies, Mundlak, Larson, and Crego conclude that the choice-of-technique method, which has its roots in Tinter's early production function studies, is best suited for examining the determinants of agricultural growth. Investments in technology have yielded large gains for agriculture, and the benefits have been passed on to consumers in the form of lower prices. Thus history justifies public spending on agricultural research. This paper-a product of the Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to examine the determinants of agricultural growth. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project The Determinants of Agricultural Growth (RPO 679-03)
The determinants of agricultural production a cross-country analysis by Yair Mundlak( )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1997 Capital is important to agricultural production, so policies that improve access to agricultural capital will facilitate growth, if the capital is used efficiently. In this analysis of capital's role in agricultural production, a new construction of data on capital allowed Mundlak, Larson, and Butzer to advance the cross-country study of production functions. The model reveals the relative importance of capital, a finding quite robust to modifications of the model and the disaggregation of capital to its two components. The model is also consistent with the view that lack of physical capital serves as a constraint on agricultural growth. The shift to more productive techniques is associated with a decline in labor, reflecting labor-saving technical changes. This is not news, but it is emphasized here because it comes out of an integral view of the process which distinguishes between the core technology and the changes that took place over time and between countries. Not only is capital important to agricultural production, and agricultural development dependent on the economic environment, but agriculture is more cost-capital-intensive than nonagriculture. Capital is all the more important as a factor of production in that land (also important) varies little over time. The availability of agricultural capital determines whether the gap between available and applied technologies can be closed. Prices have little direct, immediate impact on agricultural growth, beyond their impact through inputs and choice of technology. The legacy of past policies that distorted the relative returns to economic activity is enshrined in current stocks, which may respond slowly to policy reform. The analysis assumes that the production technology is heterogeneous and the implemented technology is endogenous and determined jointly with the level of unconstrained inputs. Thus, a change in the state variables affects both the technology and the inputs, so the production function is not identified. To overcome that problem, changes in productivity are decomposed to three orthogonal components caused by the fundamentally different processes underlying panel data. The statistical framework explains the unstable results observed in production functions derived from panel data. Statistically, the results depend on how the data are projected. Comparisons between units over time or of deviations from unit-means or time-means all describe different processes. This is based on theory but has an intuitive appeal as well. In this case, the spread in productivity among countries is different from the spread in productivity for a country through time. The factors explaining the spread will differ. The modeling approach should explicitly recognize the fact that panel data measure a combination of economic phenomena. This paper-a product of the Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to examine the determinants of growth in agriculture. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project Determinants of Agricultural Growth (RPO 679-03)
On the inter-sectoral migration of agricultural labor by Donald F Larson( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determinants of agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand by Yair Mundlak( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introduction of new high-yielding varieties of cereals in the 1960s, known as the green revolution. Changed dramatically the food supply I Asia, as well as in other countries. The authors examine over an extended period, the growth consequences for agriculture in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Despite geographic proximity, similar climate, and other shared characteristics, gains in productivity, and income differed significantly among the countries. The authors quantify these differences, and examine their determinants. They find that the new technology changed the returns to fertilizers, irrigated land, and capital, all of which proved scarce to varying degrees, Complementing technology-related changes in factor use were investments - public and private - driven in part by policy. The authors find that factor accumulation played an important role in output growth, and that accumulations from policy-driven investments in human capital, and public infrastructure, were important sources of productivity gains. They conclude that policies that ease constraints on factor markets, and promote public investment in people, and infrastructure, provide the best opportunities for agricultural growth
La Argentina que pudo ser : los costos de la represión económica by Domingo Cavallo( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural Productivity and Economic Policies Concepts and Measurements by Yair Mundlak( )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study develops a conceptual framework for analysing the ways in which changes in the economic environment modify factor productivity. It focuses on the technology actually used in production - implemented technology - rather than the generation of technology. Implementation reflects the pattern of incentives and constraints deriving from the underlying economic conditions with which producers are faced in making technology choices.The study provides an original, formal theoretical underpinning to the popular but essentially unsubstantiated proposition that productivity and the rate of growth of productivity depend on the policy framework
Long-term projections of supply and demand for agricultural products in Israel by Yair Mundlak( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic Policies and Sectoral Growth Argentina 1913-1984 by Yair Mundlak( )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In analysing Argentina's variable growth record over the period 1913 to 1984, the study develops a comprehensive framework which disaggregates the economy into three sectors: agriculture, nonagriculture and government. The aim is to examine the relative performance of these sectors in the context of macro-economic policies.The study focuses on the role of the real exchange rate. This is related not only to taxation and trade, as is often the case, but also to macro-economic policies. The differential impact of changes in the real exchange rate on the different sectors is examined, according to their degree of tradability. This analysis is then developed to show how sectoral prices are affected by macro and trade policies, as well as world terms of trade and how this affects sectoral output and hence, resource allocation and productivity.The analysis is presented in terms of a single dynamic model which simulates the growth of the Argentine economy over the entire 1913-1984 period
Heterogeneous technology and panel data : the case of the agricultural production function by Yair Mundlak( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper presents empirical analysis of a panel of countries to estimate an agricultural production function using a measure of capital in agriculture absent from most studies. The authors employ a heterogeneous technology framework where implemented technology is chosen jointly with inputs to interpret information obtained in the empirical analysis of panel data. The paper discusses the scope for replacing country and time effects by observed variables and the limitations of instrumental variables. The empirical results differ from those reported in the literature for cross-country studies, largely in augmenting the role of capital, in combination with productivity gains, as a driver of agricultural growth. The results indicate that total factor productivity increased at an average rate of 3.2 percent, accounting for 59 percent of overall growth. Most of the remaining gains stem from large inflows of fixed capital into agriculture. The results also suggest possible constraints to fertilizer use
Intersectoral migration in Southeast Asia : evidence from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines by Rita Butzer( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using time series data spanning three decades, Butzer, Mundlak, and Larson examine the determinants of sectoral migration in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. They employ a principal components algorithm to address problems associated with trended and intercorrelated explanatory variables. Migration rates in the three countries are low relative to other developing countries with the consequence of persistent intersectoral income differentials. Even so, the rate of migration has been responsive to income ratios in each country. The migration rates were also affected by the absorbing capacity of nonagriculture, as indicated by several measures. In contrast to other studies, policy variables consisting of indicators of physical and human capital had little impact on the migration rate separate from that captured by relative incomes. This paper--a product of Rural Development, Development Research Group--is part of a larger effort in the group to assess the role of the rural sector in economic growth. The study was partially funded by the Research Support Budget under the research project "Dynamism of Rural Sector Growth" (RPO 683-06)
 
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Agriculture and economic growth : theory and measurement
Alternative Names
Mwndlaq ʾWriyq 1927-2015

Mwndlaq Yaʾiyr 1927-2015

Yair Mundlak

Yair Mundlak hoogleraar uit Israël

Yair Mundlak Israeli university professor and economist

Yair Mundlak israelischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

מונדלק אוריק 1927-2015

מונדלק, יאיר 1927־

מונדלק יאיר 1927-2015

Languages
English (175)

Spanish (4)

Covers
Contemporary economic issues : proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, Tunis