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Categorical Variables in DEA

  • Finn R. Forsund

    (Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway)

The standard DEA model can be applied to a mix of categorical and continuous variables by entering all combinations of them as different types of inputs and/or outputs. Theoretical implications for the nature of feasible peers are investigated.

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Volume (Year): 1 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 33-44

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