Constructing a knowledge economy composite indicator with imprecise data
AbstractThis paper focuses on the construction of a composite indicator for the knowledge based economy using imprecise data. Specifically, for some indicators we only have information on the bounds of the interval within which the true value is believed to lie. The proposed approach is based on a recent offspring in the Data Envelopment Analysis literature. Given the setting of evaluating countries, this paper discerns a ‘strong country in weak environment’ and ‘weak country in strong environment’ scenario resulting in respectively an upper and lower bound on countries’ performance. Accordingly, we derive a classification of ‘benchmark countries’, ‘potential benchmark countries’, and ‘countries open to improvement’.
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Date of creation: Jul 2009
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knowledge economy indicators; composite indicators; Multiple Imputation; Benefit of the Doubt; weight restrictions; Data Envelopment Analysis; data impreciseness;
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- Cherchye, Laurens & Moesen, Willem & Rogge, Nicky, 2009. "Constructing a Knowledge Economy Composite Indicator with Imprecise Data," Working Papers 2009/16, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management.
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
- C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
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