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Performance measurement and best-practice benchmarking of mutual funds: combining stochastic dominance criteria with data envelopment analysis


  • Timo Kuosmanen



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  • Timo Kuosmanen, 2007. "Performance measurement and best-practice benchmarking of mutual funds: combining stochastic dominance criteria with data envelopment analysis," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 71-86, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:28:y:2007:i:1:p:71-86
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-007-0045-7

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    1. Chambers, Robert G. & Färe, Rolf, 2011. "Efficiency analysis, shortage functions, arbitrage, and martingales," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 213(1), pages 349-358, August.
    2. Amparo Soler Domínguez & Juan Carlos Matallín Sáez & Emili Tortosa Ausina, 2011. "On the informativeness of persistence for mutual funds' performance evaluation using partial frontiers," Working Papers. Serie EC 2011-08, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    3. Andrey Lizyayev, 2010. "Stochastic Dominance Efficiency Analysis of Diversified Portfolios: Classification, Comparison and Refinements," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 10-084/2, Tinbergen Institute.

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    Activity analysis; Diversification; Fund management; Portfolio choice; Risk management; G11; D81; C61;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis


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