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A DEA model for resource allocation


  • Hadi-Vencheh, Abdollah
  • Foroughi, Ali Asghar
  • Soleimani-damaneh, Majid


This paper concerns inverse DEA. The aim is to estimate input/output levels of a given Decision Making Unit (DMU) when some or all of its input/output levels are changed, under preserving the efficiency index. We show that in the case of estimating increased required input vector when the output vector is increased, the current method which uses weakly efficient solution of the relevant multiple objective optimization problem may fail. We propose some sufficient conditions for input estimation.

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  • Hadi-Vencheh, Abdollah & Foroughi, Ali Asghar & Soleimani-damaneh, Majid, 2008. "A DEA model for resource allocation," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 983-993, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:25:y:2008:i:5:p:983-993

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    1. Jahanshahloo, G.R. & Soleimani-damaneh, M. & Ghobadi, S., 2015. "Inverse DEA under inter-temporal dependence using multiple-objective programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 240(2), pages 447-456.
    2. Zuoren Sun & Rundong Luo & Dequn Zhou, 2015. "Optimal Path for Controlling Sectoral CO 2 Emissions Among China’s Regions: A Centralized DEA Approach," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(1), pages 1-20, December.
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    4. Lim, Dong-Joon, 2016. "Inverse DEA with frontier changes for new product target setting," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 254(2), pages 510-516.
    5. repec:gam:jsusta:v:8:y:2015:i:1:p:28:d:61444 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Soleimani-damaneh, Majid & Mostafaee, Amin, 2015. "Identification of the anchor points in FDH models," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 246(3), pages 936-943.
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