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Statistical inference for aggregates of Farrell-type efficiencies

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  • Léopold Simar

    (Institut de Statistique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • Valentin Zelenyuk

    (Kyiv Economics Institute, KEI and UPEG|EERC Kiev, Ukraine)

Abstract

In this study, we merge results of two recent directions in efficiency analysis research-aggregation and bootstrap-applied, as an example, to one of the most popular point estimators of individual efficiency: the data envelopment analysis (DEA) estimator. A natural context of the methodology developed here is a study of efficiency of a particular economic system (e.g., an industry) as a whole, or a comparison of efficiencies of distinct groups within such a system (e.g., regulated vs. non-regulated firms or private vs. public firms). Our methodology is justified by the (neoclassical) economic theory and is supported by carefully adapted statistical methods. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Léopold Simar & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2007. "Statistical inference for aggregates of Farrell-type efficiencies," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(7), pages 1367-1394.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:22:y:2007:i:7:p:1367-1394
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.991
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