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Modeling CRS bounded additive DEA models and characterizing their Pareto-efficient points


  • Jesus Pastor
  • Juan Aparicio


  • Juan Monge
  • Diego Pastor


Dealing with weighted additive models in Data Envelopment Analysis guarantees that any projection of an inefficient unit belongs to the strong efficient frontier, among other interesting properties. Recently, constant returns to scale (CRS) range-bounded models have been introduced for defining a new additive-type efficiency measure (see Cooper et al. in J Prod Anal 35(2):85–94, 2011 ). This paper continues such earlier work further, considering a more general setting. In particular, we show that under free disposability of inputs and outputs, CRS bounded additive models require a double set of slacks. The second set of slacks allows us to properly characterize all the Pareto-efficient points associated to the bounded technology. We further introduce the CRS partially-bounded additive models. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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  • Jesus Pastor & Juan Aparicio & Juan Monge & Diego Pastor, 2013. "Modeling CRS bounded additive DEA models and characterizing their Pareto-efficient points," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 285-292, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:40:y:2013:i:3:p:285-292
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-012-0324-9

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    1. Pastor, Jesus T. & Aparicio, Juan & Alcaraz, Javier & Vidal, Fernando & Pastor, Diego, 2015. "An enhanced BAM for unbounded or partially bounded CRS additive models," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 16-24.
    2. Juan Du & Jiazhen Huo & Joe Zhu, 2016. "Data Envelopment Analysis with Output-Bounded Data," Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research (APJOR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 33(06), pages 1-17, December.
    3. Jesus T. Pastor & Juan Aparicio & Javier Alcaraz & Fernando Vidal & Diego Pastor, 2018. "Bounded directional distance function models," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 26(4), pages 985-1004, December.

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    Data envelopment analysis; Additive models; Bounded technology; C51; C61;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis


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