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Nonparametric cost and revenue functions under constant economies of scale: A simplification for the single output or input case

  • Briec, Walter

    ()

    (UniversitĀ“e de Perpignan, Perpignan, France)

  • Kerstens, Kristiaan

    ()

    (IESEG School of Management, Lille, France)

  • Van de Woestyne, Ignace

    ()

    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Belgium)

This note shows how the linear programs needed to compute cost and revenue functions under constant returns to scale and a single output or input, respectively, can be replaced with a more efficient enumeration algorithm. An empirical illustration shows the gain in computer time one can obtain.

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Paper provided by Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management in its series Working Papers with number 2011/12.

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Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201112
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