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Maximum Likelihood Estimator for Spatial Stochastic Frontier Models

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  • Pavlyuk, Dmitry

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This research is devoted to analysis of efficiency estimation in presence of spatial relationships and spatial heterogeneity in data. We presented a general specification of the spatial stochastic frontier model, which includes spatial lags, spatial autoregressive disturbances and spatial autoregressive inefficiencies. Maximum likelihood estimators are derived for two special cases of the spatial stochastic frontier. Small-sample properties of these estimators and comparison with a standard non-spatial estimator were implemented using a set of Monte Carlo experiments. Finally, we tested our estimators on a real-world data set of European airports and discovered significant spatial components in data.

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  • Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2012. "Maximum Likelihood Estimator for Spatial Stochastic Frontier Models," MPRA Paper 43390, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Han, Jaepil & Ryu, Deockhyun & Sickles, Robin, 2015. "How to Measure Spillover Effects of Public Capital Stock: A Spatial Autoregressive Stochastic Frontier Model," Working Papers 15-015, Rice University, Department of Economics.
    2. Vidoli, Francesco & Cardillo, Concetta & Fusco, Elisa & Canello, Jacopo, 2016. "Spatial nonstationarity in the stochastic frontier model: An application to the Italian wine industry," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 153-164.

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    Keywords

    spatial stochastic frontier; maximum likelihood; efficiency; heterogeneity;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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