Effect of Food Regulation on the Spanish Food Processing Industry. A Dynamic Productivity Analysis

Magdalena Kapelko , Alfons Oude Lansink , Spiro E. Stefanou


This article develops the decomposition of the dynamic Luenberger productivity growth indicator into dynamic technical change, dynamic technical inefficiency change and dynamic scale inefficiency change in the dynamic directional distance function context using Data Envelopment Analysis. These results are used to investigate for the Spanish food processing industry the extent to which dynamic productivity growth and its components are affected by the introduction of the General Food Law in 2002 (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002). The empirical application uses panel data of Spanish meat, dairy, and oils and fats industries over the period 1996-2011. The results suggest that in the oils and fats industry the impact of food regulation on dynamic productivity growth is negative initially and then positive over the long run. In contrast, the opposite pattern is observed for the meat and dairy processing industries. The results further imply that firms in the meat processing and oils and fats industries face similar impacts of food safety regulation on dynamic technical change, dynamic inefficiency change and dynamic scale inefficiency change
Author Magdalena Kapelko (MISaF / IZM / KL)
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, Alfons Oude Lansink - Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR)
Alfons Oude Lansink,,
, Spiro E. Stefanou - University of Florida (UF)
Spiro E. Stefanou ,,
Journal seriesPLoS One, ISSN 1932-6203, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2015
No10 (6)
Publication size in sheets0.75
ASJC Classification1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 2700 General Medicine
URL http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0128217
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 7; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 1.136; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 3.057 (2) - 2015=3.535 (5)
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