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Aggregation bias and its bounds in measuring technical efficiency

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  • Rolf Fare
  • Shawna Grosskopf
  • Valentin Zelenyuk

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The discussion about the bias due to input (or output) aggregation in efficiency measurement based on data envelopment analysis, recently revisited by Tauer (2001) and Fare and Zelenyuk (2002) is continued. Attention is focused on the direction and the bounds of the aggregation bias.

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  • Rolf Fare & Shawna Grosskopf & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2004. "Aggregation bias and its bounds in measuring technical efficiency," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(10), pages 657-660.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:10:p:657-660
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000207243
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    1. Loren Tauer, 2001. "Input aggregation and computed technical efficiency," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(5), pages 295-297.
    2. Rolf Fare & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2002. "Input aggregation and technical efficiency," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(10), pages 635-636.
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    1. Darold Barnum & John Gleason, 2005. "Technical efficiency bias caused by intra-input aggregation in data envelopment analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(13), pages 785-788.
    2. Aldanondo, Ana M. & Casasnovas, Valero L., 2015. "More is better than one: the impact of different numbers of input aggregators in technical efficiency estimation," MPRA Paper 64120, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. A. M. Aldanondo & V. L. Casasnovas, 2015. "Input aggregation bias in technical efficiency with multiple criteria analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(6), pages 430-435, April.
    4. Natalya Zelenyuk & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2015. "Productivity Drivers of Efficiency in Banking: Importance of Model Specifications," CEPA Working Papers Series WP082015, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    5. repec:eee:ecolec:v:142:y:2017:i:c:p:46-55 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Valentin Zelenyuk, 2019. "Aggregation of Efficiency and Productivity: From Firm to Sector and Higher Levels," CEPA Working Papers Series WP062019, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    7. Camilla Mastromarco & Léopold Simar & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2019. "Predicting Recessions: A New Measure of Output Gap as Predictor," CEPA Working Papers Series WP112019, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    8. Darold T. Barnum & John M. Gleason, 2007. "Technical efficiency bias in data envelopment analysis caused by intra-output aggregation," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(9), pages 623-626.
    9. Robin Cross & Rolf Färe, 2008. "Farrell efficiency under value and quantity data," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 193-199, June.
    10. repec:spr:jbecon:v:89:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s11573-018-0901-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    11. Pavlo Demchuk & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2009. "Testing differences in efficiency of regions within a country: the case of Ukraine," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 81-102, October.
    12. Darold Barnum & John Gleason, 2006. "Measuring efficiency in allocating inputs among outputs with DEA," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(6), pages 333-336.
    13. Valentin Zelenyuk, 2019. "Data Envelopment Analysis and Business Analytics: The Big Data Challenges and Some Solutions," CEPA Working Papers Series WP072019, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    14. Aldanondo, Ana M. & Casasnovas, Valero L. & Almansa, M. Carmen, 2016. "Cost-constrained measures of environmental efficiency: a material balance approach," MPRA Paper 72490, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Aldanondo, Ana M. & Casasnovas, Valero L., 2016. "A note on the impact of multiple input aggregators in technical efficiency estimation," MPRA Paper 75290, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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