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On ranking and selection from independent truncated normal distributions

  • Horrace, William C.

This paper develops probability statements and ranking and selection rules for independent truncated normal populations. An application to a broad class of parametric stochastic frontier models is considered, where interest centers on making probability statements concerning unobserved firm-level technical ineffciency. In particular, probabilistic decision rules allow subsets of firms to be deemed relatively effcient or ineffcient at pre-specified probabilities. An empirical example is provided.

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Volume (Year): 126 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 335-354

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