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Efficiency in European Seaports with DEA: Evidence from Greece and Portugal

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  • Carlos Pestana Barros

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    (Instituto de Economia e Gestao, Technical University of Lisbon, Rua Miguel Lupi, 20, 1249-078 Lisbon, Portugal.)

  • Manolis Athanassiou

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    (Athens University, 4 Neophytou Vamva Str., Athens, 106 74, Greece.)

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    In this paper, we compare the seaport efficiency of two European countries, Greece and Portugal, using data envelopment analysis (DEA). The international benchmarking procedure is implemented, in which the seaports in each country are compared against each other. The broader aim of this study is to seek out those best practices that will lead to improved performance in the context of European seaport policy. We rank the seaports according to their total productivity for the period 1998–2000. Economic implications arising from the study are considered. Maritime Economics & Logistics (2004) 6, 122–140. doi:10.1057/palgrave.mel.9100099

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    Volume (Year): 6 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 122-140

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