This lecture will take place at WIFO. However, you can also participate via MS Teams, see link above.
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Although there is a substantial body of literature examining the impact of innovation on agricultural productivity, there
is limited empirical evidence regarding the effects of digitalisation, particularly in relation to livestock farming. This
lack of literature may be due to the unavailability of farm-level data. We employ accounting data from pig farmers to estimate
total factor productivity using the control function approach. Then, we examine the various factors that affect the productivity
growth of farmers, such as ICT investments, farm size, and the age of the farmers.