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Estimating efficiency by cost frontiers: a comparison of parametric and nonparametric methods

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  • Jati Sengupta
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    Two methods of estimating efficiency by cost frontiers are analysed here by way of generalizing Farrell's convex hull method and illustrated by an empirical application.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 2 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 86-90

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:2:y:1995:i:4:p:86-90

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    1. Murillo-Zamorano, Luis R. & Vega-Cervera, Juan A., 2001. "The use of parametric and non-parametric frontier methods to measure the productive efficiency in the industrial sector: A comparative study," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(3), pages 265-275, February.
    2. Randall Campbell & Kevin Rogers & Jon Rezek, 2008. "Efficient frontier estimation: a maximum entropy approach," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 213-221, December.
    3. Lin, Winston T. & Chuang, Chia-Hung & Choi, Jeong Hoon, 2010. "A partial adjustment approach to evaluating and measuring the business value of information technology," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 127(1), pages 158-172, September.
    4. Luis R. Murillo-Zamorano & Juan Vega-Cervera, . "The Use of Parametric and Non Parametric Frontier Methods to Measure the Productive Efficiency in the Industrial Sector. A Comparative Study," Discussion Papers 00/17, Department of Economics, University of York.

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