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Homotheticity, duality and efficiency measures

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  • Juan Muro


    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá.)

  • Joaquín Vera

    (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.)

As a result of the duality of cost and distance functions the efficiency of cost-minimizing behaviour can be compared to shadow-prizing behaviour, and conversely. In this framework we outline the form that dual efficiency measures, Muro (1982), Muro and Vera (1983), adopt for homothetic and linearly homogeneous technologies. To illustrate the subject we provide a numerical example for a technology described by a translog cost function.

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Paper provided by Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía. in its series Alcamentos with number 1301.

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Length: pages 16
Date of creation: 2013
Handle: RePEc:alc:alcamo:1301
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