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Pitfalls in the estimation of a cost function that ignores allocative inefficiency: A Monte Carlo analysis

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  • Kumbhakar, Subal C. & Wang, Hung-Jen, 2006. "Pitfalls in the estimation of a cost function that ignores allocative inefficiency: A Monte Carlo analysis," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 134(2), pages 317-340, October.
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