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Efficiency measurement of the English football Premier League with a random frontier model

  • Barros, Carlos Pestana
  • Garcia-del-Barrio, Pedro

Using the random stochastic frontier model, this paper examines the technical efficiency of the English football Premier League from 1998/99 to 2003/04. The model disentangles homogenous and heterogeneous variables in the cost function, which leads us to advise the implementation of common policies as well as policies by clusters.

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Volume (Year): 25 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 994-1002

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