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New Tools for Dealing with Errors-in-Variables in DEA

  • Laurens CHERCHYE
  • Timo KUOSMANEN
  • Thierry POST

We develop a series of novel conceptual tools to systematically account for errors-in-variables in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). These tools allow for statistical inference while requiring minimal statistical distribution assumptions, and therefore constitute a valuable addition to the tools currently available for dealing with errors-in-variables. An empirical application for large European Union financial institutions illustrates the proposed approach.

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