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Parametric estimation of inefficiency in cargo handling in Spanish ports


  • Juan Díaz-Hernández


  • Eduardo Martínez-Budría
  • Sergio Jara-Diaz


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  • Juan Díaz-Hernández & Eduardo Martínez-Budría & Sergio Jara-Diaz, 2008. "Parametric estimation of inefficiency in cargo handling in Spanish ports," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 223-232, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:223-232
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-008-0110-x

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    1. Martinez-Budria, Eduardo & Diaz-Hernandez, Juan Jose & Jara-Däaz, Sergio, 2011. "Productivity and efficiency with discrete variables and quadratic cost function," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 132(2), pages 251-257, August.

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    Parametric allocative inefficiency; Parametric technical inefficiency; Normalized quadratic cost function; Cargo handling; Port economics; D21; C33; L92;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation


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