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A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Output Level and Growth in Poland and Western Economies

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  • Osiewalski, J.
  • Koop, G.
  • Steel, M.F.J.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

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This paper uses Bayesian stochastic frontier methods to measure the productivity gap between Poland and Western countries that existed before the beginning of the main Polish economic reform. Using data for 20 Western economies, Poland and Yugoslavia (1980-1990) we estimate a translog stochastic frontier and make inference about individual efficiencies. Following the methodology proposed in our earlier work, we also decompose output growth into technical, efficiency and input changes and examine patterns of growth in the period under consideration.

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  • Osiewalski, J. & Koop, G. & Steel, M.F.J., 1997. "A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Output Level and Growth in Poland and Western Economies," Discussion Paper 1997-85, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:70bc4936-7304-4e87-910c-be186b88a885
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    Keywords

    Bayesian inference; efficiency; Gibbs sampling; productivity analysis; technical change;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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