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Two Perspectives on DEA: Unveiling the Link between CCR and Shephard


  • Rolf Färe
  • Shawna Grosskopf


In this paper we contrast the DEA and activity analysis approaches by Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes (1978) and Shephard (1970), respectively. We show that by appropriately normalizing Shephard's output price model the two approaches coincide. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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  • Rolf Färe & Shawna Grosskopf, 2002. "Two Perspectives on DEA: Unveiling the Link between CCR and Shephard," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 17(1), pages 41-47, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:17:y:2002:i:1:p:41-47
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1013528102920

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    1. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Rhodes, E., 1978. "Measuring the efficiency of decision making units," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 2(6), pages 429-444, November.
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    1. Rolf Färe & Shawna Grosskopf & Giannis Karagiannis & Dimitris Margaritis, 2017. "Data envelopment analysis and its related linear programming models," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 250(1), pages 37-43, March.
    2. Cook, Wade D. & Harrison, Julie & Rouse, Paul & Zhu, Joe, 2012. "Relative efficiency measurement: The problem of a missing output in a subset of decision making units," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(1), pages 79-84.
    3. Whittaker, Gerald & Confesor Jr., Remegio & Griffith, Stephen M. & Färe, Rolf & Grosskopf, Shawna & Steiner, Jeffrey J. & Mueller-Warrant, George W. & Banowetz, Gary M., 2009. "A hybrid genetic algorithm for multiobjective problems with activity analysis-based local search," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 193(1), pages 195-203, February.

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    activity analysis; DEA; distance functions;


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