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Statistical inference for DEA estimators of directional distances

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  • Simar, Léopold
  • Vanhems, Anne
  • Wilson, Paul W.

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In productivity and efficiency analysis, the technical efficiency of a production unit is measured through its distance to the efficient frontier of the production set. The most familiar non-parametric methods use Farrell–Debreu, Shephard, or hyperbolic radial measures. These approaches require that inputs and outputs be non-negative, which can be problematic when using financial data. Recently, Chambers et al. (1998) have introduced directional distance functions which can be viewed as additive (rather than multiplicative) measures efficiency. Directional distance functions are not restricted to non-negative input and output quantities; in addition, the traditional input and output-oriented measures are nested as special cases of directional distance functions. Consequently, directional distances provide greater flexibility. However, until now, only free disposal hull (FDH) estimators of directional distances (and their conditional and robust extensions) have known statistical properties (Simar and Vanhems, 2012). This paper develops the statistical properties of directional d estimators, which are especially useful when the production set is assumed convex. We first establish that the directional Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) estimators share the known properties of the traditional radial DEA estimators. We then use these properties to develop consistent bootstrap procedures for statistical inference about directional distance, estimation of confidence intervals, and bias correction. The methods are illustrated in some empirical examples.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

Volume (Year): 220 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 853-864

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:220:y:2012:i:3:p:853-864

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Keywords: Productivity; Efficiency; Directional distances; Non-parametric frontier estimation; Bootstrap; Data envelopment analysis;

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Cited by:
  1. Hampf, Benjamin & Krüger, Jens J., 2013. "Optimal Directions for Directional Distance Functions: An Exploration of Potential Reductions of Greenhouse Gases," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79699, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  2. Cinzia Daraio & Leopold Simar, 2014. "Efficiency and benchmarking with directional distances. A data driven approach," DIAG Technical Reports 2014-07, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza".
  3. Minegishi, Kota, 2013. "Explaining Production Heterogeneity By Contextual Environments: Two-Stage DEA Application to Technical Change Measurement," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150289, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  4. Hampf, Benjamin & Krüger, Jens, 2013. "Optimal Directions for Directional Distance Functions: An Exploration of Potential Reductions of Greenhouse Gases," Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics 60952, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute of Economics (VWL).

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