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Bayesian efficiency analysis with a flexible form: The aim cost function

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  • Koop, G.
  • Osiewalski, J.
  • Steel, M.F.J.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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In this article, the authors describe the use of Gibbs sampling methods for drawing posterior inferences in a cost frontier model with an asymptotically ideal price aggregator, nonconstant returns to scale, and composed error. An empirical example illustrates the sensitivity of efficiency measures to assumptions made about the functional form of the frontier. The authors also examine the consequences of imposing regularity through parametric restrictions alone.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1994-13.

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Date of creation: 1994
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:199413

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Keywords: Sampling; Bayesian Statistics;

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  1. W. E. Diewert & T. J. Wales, 1993. "Linear and Quadratic Spline Models for Consumer Demand Functions," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 26(1), pages 77-106, February.
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