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DEA investment strategy in the Brazilian stock market


  • Newton da Costa, Jr.

    () (Department of Economics, Federal University of Santa Catarina)

  • Marcus Lima

    () (Department of Management, Santa Catarina South University)

  • Edgar Lanzer

    () (Department of Management, Santa Catarina South University)

  • Ana Lopes

    () (Department of Management, Santa Catarina South University)


This paper presents a multi-period investment strategy using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in the Brazilian stock market. Results show that the returns based on the DEA strategy were superior to the returns of a Brazilian stock index in most of the 22 quarters analyzed, presenting a significant Jensen's alpha.

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  • Newton da Costa, Jr. & Marcus Lima & Edgar Lanzer & Ana Lopes, 2008. "DEA investment strategy in the Brazilian stock market," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 13(2), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07m00002

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    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics


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