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The Frontier Approach to the Measurement of Productivity and Technical Efficiency

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  • V Sena
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    In 1957, Farrell proposed to measure technical (in)efficiency as the realised deviation from a frontier isoquant. Since then, the research has developed several methods to derive the production frontier and it has also extended its scope in applying frontier techniques to the measurement of total factor productivity. In this paper, I present the core techniques for the measurement of technical efficiency and productivity based on the notion of frontier and introduce the more recent technological advances in the field.

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    Article provided by Economic Issues in its journal Economic Issues.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 71-97

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    Handle: RePEc:eis:articl:203sena

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    1. Anastassios Karaganis & Antonios Tassoulis, 2006. "Spatial Efficiency Analysis of Arable Crops in Greece," ERSA conference papers ersa06p616, European Regional Science Association.

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