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On the Choice of Functional Form in Stochastic Frontiers Models: A Box-Cox Approach

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  • Konstantinos Giannakas
  • K. Tran
  • Vangelis Tzouvelekas

    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

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  • Konstantinos Giannakas & K. Tran & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, 1999. "On the Choice of Functional Form in Stochastic Frontiers Models: A Box-Cox Approach," Working Papers 9915, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    stochastic frontiers; functional specifications; Box-Cox transformation; technical efficiency; Greek olive oil.;
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models

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