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'The curse of the Caribbean'? Agency's impact on the efficiency of sugar estates in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1814-1829

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This study estimates agency's impact on the efficiency of sugar plantations on St Vincent and the Grenadines during the early 19th Century. Using a panel data set covering the years 18-14 - 1829, a series of stochastic frontier models are estimated to investigate whether estates employing agents were less technically efficient than those managed by the owners themselves. Multiple imputation methods are used to deal with missing data problems. There is no evidence, in any of the models estimat...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Author
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2013-02-20
Paper number:
112
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1343542
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pubs:1343542
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2023-05-22

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