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Tangency Capacity Notions Based upon the Profit and Cost Functions: A Non-Parametric Approach and a General Comparison

  • Briec, Walter

    (University of Perpignan, F-66000 Perpignan, France)

  • Kerstens, Kristiaan

    ()

    (IESEG School of Management, F-59000 Lille, France)

  • Prior, Diego

    (Universitat Aut`onoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain)

  • Van de Woestyne, Ignace

    ()

    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Belgium)

This contribution provides a way to define and compute a tangency notion of economic capacity based upon the relation between the various directional distance functions and the profit and cost functions using non-parametric technologies. A new result relating profit and cost function-based tangency capacity notions is established.

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