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Aggregation of Malmquist Productivity Indexes

  • Zelenyuk, Valentin

In this paper we extend the work of Färe and Zelenyuk (2003) to find a theoretically justified method of aggregating Malmquist Productivity Indexes over individual decision making units (firms, countries, etc.) into a group Malmquist Productivity Index. We also consider the aggregation of decomposed parts of the Malmquist Productivity Index to obtain a decomposition of the Malmquist Productivity Index for a particular group.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34689.

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Date of creation: May 2005
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Publication status: Published in European Journal of Operational Research 174.2(2006): pp. 1076-1086
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34689
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