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Technical Inefficiency in Manufacturing Industries

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  • Green, Alison
  • Mayes, David

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This article examines technical inefficiency of manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom, based on data for 19,023 establishments in 151 industries. These data, drawn from the Annual Census of Production for 1977, have been used to estimate technical inefficiency in each industry by fitting translog stochastic frontier production functions and decomposing the residuals into two components, one measuring inefficiency and the other unobservable random factors. The work is the first step in a larger project to explain the sources of technical inefficiency, and to compare efficiency between Australia, the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Norway. Copyright 1991 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Green, Alison & Mayes, David, 1991. "Technical Inefficiency in Manufacturing Industries," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 101(406), pages 523-538, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:101:y:1991:i:406:p:523-38
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