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Markov switching stochastic frontier model

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  • Efthymios G. Tsionas
  • Subal C. Kumbhakar

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In this paper, we propose a new approach to stochastic frontier models, viz., a Markov switching structure to accommodate cross-sectional parameter heterogeneity and temporal variation in the parameters and technical inefficiency distributions. The Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques are developed and implemented for Bayesian inferences on parameters and technical efficiency. We illustrate new methods by estimating world production frontiers using international panel data on 59 countries observed for 26 years. Copyright Royal Economic Socciety 2004

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  • Efthymios G. Tsionas & Subal C. Kumbhakar, 2004. "Markov switching stochastic frontier model," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 7(2), pages 398-425, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ect:emjrnl:v:7:y:2004:i:2:p:398-425
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    7. Hung-pin Lai, 2013. "Estimation of the threshold stochastic frontier model in the presence of an endogenous sample split variable," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 227-237, October.
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    9. Michaelides, Panayotis G. & Vouldis, Angelos T. & Tsionas, Efthymios G., 2010. "Globally flexible functional forms: The neural distance function," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 206(2), pages 456-469, October.
    10. Bos, J.W.B. & Economidou, C. & Koetter, M. & Kolari, J.W., 2010. "Do all countries grow alike?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 113-127, January.
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