Title

More on the Dynamics of Agricultural Contribution to Economic Growth: Reply

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1992

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

In his note on my recent two articles in this journal, Professor Addington Coppin states that the results obtained for estimating agricultural contribution to economic growth in various economies are sensitive to employing annual average growth rate data, end-of-period output shares, and geometric "weights" in some of the calculations. He suggests that the results would have been more accurate by employing (1) simple percentage changes in the level variables over the entire period of consideration; (2) beginning-of-period data on output shares; and (3) arithmetic weights. This reply addresses the logic and correctness of the approach undertaken in my research that strengthen the confidence in the results offered in my articles.

Publication Title

Review of Black Political Economy

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

75

Last Page

81