A stochastic production frontier model with technical inefficiency effects is estimated on a representative sample of Ukrainian state and collective grain-producing farms. Technical efficiency declined from 1989 to 1992. More experienced managers were found to be more productive, with the effect of experience diminishing with age. We found that on-farm provision of production infrastructure was associated with higher efficiency, a result supporting the hypothesis that disorganization causes output to decline in transition economies.
Kurkalova, Lyubov A. and Jensen, Helen H., "Technical Efficiency of Grain Production in Ukraine" (2000). CARD Working Papers. 273.