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Cost Decompositions and the Efficient Subset

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This paper develops two cost decompositions based on the multiplicative and additive Russell efficiency measurement framework. While the multiplicative cost decomposition is a straightforward extension of the standard cost decomposition, the decomposition we develop in this paper incorporates slacks directly so that efficiency is measured relative to the efficient subset. To show the applicability of our novel approach, we provide an illustration using a data set given in the literature.

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  • Rolf Färe & Hirofumi Fukuyama & Shawna Grosskopf & Valentin Zelenyuk, 2015. "Cost Decompositions and the Efficient Subset," CEPA Working Papers Series WP012015, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
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    Keywords

    cost efficiency; efficient subset; Russell measure; directional distance function; slacks; data envelopment analysis;

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

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