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Estimating DEA technical and allocative inefficiency using aggregate cost or revenue data

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  • Rajiv Banker

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  • Hsihui Chang

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  • Ram Natarajan

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In this paper, we address the question of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) evaluation of efficiency when aggregate cost or revenue data must be used. We show that the DEA technical inefficiency measure using total revenues as the single output variable or total costs as the single input variable equals the aggregate technical and allocative inefficiency. We employ this result to estimate allocative inefficiency and construct statistical tests of the null hypothesis of no allocative inefficiency analogous to those of the null hypothesis of no scale inefficiency. We illustrate our method using revenue and personnel data for the top U.S. public accounting firms over 1995–1998. Our empirical results indicate the existence of statistically significant allocative inefficiency in the public accounting industry. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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  • Rajiv Banker & Hsihui Chang & Ram Natarajan, 2007. "Estimating DEA technical and allocative inefficiency using aggregate cost or revenue data," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 27(2), pages 115-121, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:27:y:2007:i:2:p:115-121
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-006-0027-1
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    1. Ray, Subhash C., 2015. "Nonparametric measures of scale economies and capacity utilization: An application to U.S. manufacturing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 245(2), pages 602-611.
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    3. Amin, Gholam R. & Emrouznejad, Ali & Rezaei, S., 2011. "Some clarifications on the DEA clustering approach," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 215(2), pages 498-501, December.
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    7. Ray, Subhash C. & Chen, Lei & Mukherjee, Kankana, 2008. "Input price variation across locations and a generalized measure of cost efficiency," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 208-218, December.
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    12. Banker, Rajiv D. & Chang, Hsihui & Lee, Seok-Young, 2010. "Differential impact of Korean banking system reforms on bank productivity," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1450-1460, July.

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    Keywords

    Data envelopment analysis; Aggregate cost data; Aggregate revenue data; Technical inefficiency; Allocative inefficiency; Public accounting; D24; L11; M41;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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