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Linear programming solutions and distance functions under a constant returns to scale technology

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  • Jean-Philippe Boussemart

    () (University of Lille 3, LEM-CNRS (UMR 8179), IESEG School of Management)

  • Walter Briec

    (LAMPS, University of Perpignan, IAE)

  • Hervé Leleu

    (LEM-CNRS (UMR 8179), IESEG School of Management)

Abstract

This note generalizes analytical relationships among activity variables of DEA models previously derived by Boussemart, Briec and Leleu (2007). We relax the asumption of constant returns to scale by showing that the key results hold under a weaker asumption of homogeneity. We use the notion of alpha-returns to scale to extend the analysis to strictly increasing and decreasing returns, covering now the whole range of returns to scale for multi-output homogenous technologies.

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  • Jean-Philippe Boussemart & Walter Briec & Hervé Leleu, 2008. "Linear programming solutions and distance functions under a constant returns to scale technology," Working Papers 2008-ECO-06, IESEG School of Management.
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    1. Jean-Philippe Boussemart & Walter Briec & Kristiaan Kerstens & Jean-Christophe Poutineau, 2003. "Luenberger and Malmquist Productivity Indices: Theoretical Comparisons and Empirical Illustration," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 55(4), pages 391-405, October.
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    4. Boussemart, Jean-Philippe & Briec, Walter & Peypoch, Nicolas & Tavéra, Christophe, 2009. "[alpha]-Returns to scale and multi-output production technologies," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 197(1), pages 332-339, August.
    5. J-P Boussemart & W Briec & H Leleu, 2009. "Linear programming solutions and distance functions under a constant returns to scale technology," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Palgrave Macmillan;The OR Society, vol. 60(1), pages 72-78, January.
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    2. J-P Boussemart & W Briec & H Leleu, 2009. "Linear programming solutions and distance functions under a constant returns to scale technology," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Palgrave Macmillan;The OR Society, vol. 60(1), pages 72-78, January.
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    4. Carlos P. Barros & Qi Bin Liang & Nicolas Peypoch, 2014. "Technical Efficiency in the Angolan Banking Sector with the B-convexity Model," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 82(3), pages 443-454, September.

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    Keywords

    Data envelopment analysis; Methodology; Production;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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