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Nonparametric cost and revenue functions under constant economies of scale: An enumeration approach for the single output or input case

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  • Walter Briec

    (LAMPS, Université de Perpignan)

  • Kristiaan Kerstens

    () (CNRS-LEM and IESEG School of Management)

  • Ignace Van de Woestyne

    (Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel)

Abstract

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. A numerical example illustrates this algorithm

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  • Walter Briec & Kristiaan Kerstens & Ignace Van de Woestyne, 2013. "Nonparametric cost and revenue functions under constant economies of scale: An enumeration approach for the single output or input case," Working Papers 2013-ECO-22, IESEG School of Management.
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    nonparametric cost and revenue functions; enumeration; linear programming;

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