Role of communication technologies in broadacre agriculture in Australia: an empirical analysis using panel data

Salim, Ruhul and Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan and Hassan, Kamrul (2015) Role of communication technologies in broadacre agriculture in Australia: an empirical analysis using panel data. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 60 (2). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1364-985X

Abstract

This paper examines the role of communication technologies (CTs) in Australian broadacre agricultural production using data over the period of 1990–2013. Allowing for cross-sectional independence in the data, the pooled mean group and augmented mean group techniques are applied to estimate dynamic relationships among variables. The empirical results demonstrate that CTs affect agricultural output positively in the long run. The estimated elasticity is 0.237. This result suggests that government policies that lift investment in telecommunication facilities are shown to contribute to an increase of output in Australia’s broadacre agriculture in the long run.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher's copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 04:13
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 04:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture production, co-integration, information and communication technology, pooled mean group regression
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12114
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27190

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