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Endogeneity in stochastic frontier models: Copula approach without external instruments

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  • Tran, Kien C.
  • Tsionas, Efthymios G.

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This papers considers an alternative estimation procedures for estimating stochastic frontier models with endogenous regressors when no external instruments are available. The approach we propose is based on copula function to directly model the correlation between the endogenous regressors and the composed errors. Estimation of model parameters is done using maximum likelihood. Monte Carlo simulations are used to assess and compare the finite sample performances of the proposed estimation procedures.

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  • Tran, Kien C. & Tsionas, Efthymios G., 2015. "Endogeneity in stochastic frontier models: Copula approach without external instruments," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 133(C), pages 85-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:133:y:2015:i:c:p:85-88
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.05.026
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    1. Amsler, Christine & Prokhorov, Artem & Schmidt, Peter, 2017. "Endogenous environmental variables in stochastic frontier models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 199(2), pages 131-140.
    2. Wanglin Ma & Kathryn Bicknell & Alan Renwick, 2019. "Feed use intensification and technical efficiency of dairy farms in New Zealand," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 63(1), pages 20-38, January.
    3. Sylvia Beatriz Guillermo Peon & Israel Vargas Casimiro, 2017. "Recaudacion potencial, eficiencia recaudatoria y transferencias federales: Un analisis para las entidades federativas en Mexico utilizando el modelo de frontera estocastica," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Negocios, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 14(1), pages 35-71, Enero-Jun.
    4. Malikov, Emir, 2016. "Estimating Multi-Product Production Functions and Productivity using Control Functions," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, Boston, Massachusetts 235108, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    5. Kutlu, Levent & Tran, Kien C. & Tsionas, Mike G., 2019. "A time-varying true individual effects model with endogenous regressors," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 211(2), pages 539-559.
    6. Lai, Hung-pin & Kumbhakar, Subal C., 2019. "Technical and allocative efficiency in a panel stochastic production frontier system model," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 278(1), pages 255-265.
    7. Mustafa U. Karakaplan & Levent Kutlu, 2017. "Handling Endogeneity in Stochastic Frontier Analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 37(2), pages 889-901.
    8. Tran, Kien C. & Tsionas, Mike G., 2016. "On the estimation of zero-inefficiency stochastic frontier models with endogenous regressors," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 19-22.

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    Keywords

    Stochastic frontier model; Endogenous regressors; Copula function; Maximum likelihood;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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