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Estimating and bootstrapping malmquist indices

  • SIMAR, Léopold

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    (Institut de Statistique and Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

  • WILSON, Paul

    (Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin)

This paper develops a consistent bootstrap estimation procedure for obtaining confidence intervals for Malmquist indices of productivity and their decompositions. Although the exposition is in terms of input-oriented indices, the techniques can he trivially extended to the output orientation. The bootstrap methodology is an extension of earlier work described in Simar and Wilson (1996). Some empirical examples are also given, using data on Swedish pharmacies.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1996060.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 1996
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1996060
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