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Recent Developments in Frontier Modelling and Efficiency Measurement

  • Coelli, T. J.

In this paper recent developments in the estimation of frontier functions and the measurement of efficiency are surveyed, and the potential applicability of these methods in agricultural economics is discussed. Frontier production, cost and profit functions are discussed, along with the construction of technical, allocative, scale and overall efficiency measures relative to these estimated frontiers. The two primary methods of frontier estimation, econometric and linear programming, are compared. A survey of recent applications of frontier methods in agriculture is also provided.

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Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 1995 Conference (39th), February 14-16, 1995, Perth, Australia with number 148798.

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