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Cost Minimizing Behavior in U.S. Manufacturing

  • James Swanson

    (Central Missouri State University)

  • Kim Andrews

    (Central Missouri State University)

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    A stochastic frontier approach is used to examine efficiency of the U.S. manufacturing sector over the 1958 – 1996 time period. A National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) panel data set was used to estimate a translog cost frontier. Both fixed effects and random effects models were estimated. The estimation results were surprisingly robust and show not only a great deal of inefficiency within the manufacturing sector but also a great deal of variation in efficiency within this sector.

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    Article provided by Missouri Valley Economic Association in its journal The Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 93-108

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    Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:29:y:2003:i:1:p:93-108
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