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Measuring Technical Efficiency in the Stochastic Varying Coefficient Frontier Model

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  • Giannis Karagiannis
  • Vangelis Tzouvelekas

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    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

Due to the assumption that the best practice methods refer to each input separately instead of the whole set of inputs used by a firm, the benchmark technology as defined in the stochastic varying coefficient frontier model may be infeasible and theoretically improper whenever the maximum response coefficients are not coming from the same production unit. To overcome this problem, we propose alternative measures of output-oriented and single-factor technical efficiencies inspired from the maximum likelihood formulation of the nonneutral frontier model. The empirical results indicate that there are significant differences between the two in terms of the estimated efficiency scores but not significant differences we detected in terms of the efficiency ranking. Copyright (c) 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0725.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 29 May 2007
Publication status: Published in Agricultural Economics
Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:0725
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