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Statistical Benchmarking as a Development Tool. An Introduction for Practitioners

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  • Klaus S. Friesenbichler
  • Agnes Kügler

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This note provides an introduction to two prominent econometric benchmarking methods: Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis. It discusses the econometric techniques, provides a practical example using the World Bank's Enterprise Survey data, and offers conclusions for development practitioners.

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  • Klaus S. Friesenbichler & Agnes Kügler, 2017. "Statistical Benchmarking as a Development Tool. An Introduction for Practitioners," WIFO Studies, WIFO, number 59303.
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