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Scale and the Malmquist productivity index

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The Malmquist index has gained acceptability in empirical analyses of productivity in recent years. Some question has been raised concerning the index's ability to accurately portray productivity change in the presence of nonconstant returns to scale. This letter demonstrates that the index does accurately measure productivity change under an appropriate characterization of technology.

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  • David Lambert, 1999. "Scale and the Malmquist productivity index," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(9), pages 593-596.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:9:p:593-596
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599352673
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    1. Pierre Ouellette & Valérie Vierstraete, 2010. "Malmquist indexes with quasi-fixed inputs: an application to school districts in Québec," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 173(1), pages 57-76, January.
    2. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2006. "A note on the choice of Malmquist productivity index and Malmquist total factor productivity index," MPRA Paper 32083, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki & Sekitani, Kazuyuki, 2009. "An occurrence of multiple projections in DEA-based measurement of technical efficiency: Theoretical comparison among DEA models from desirable properties," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 196(2), pages 764-794, July.

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