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Measuring Scale Efficiency from the Translog Multi-Input, Multi-Output Distance Function


  • Subhash Ray

    (University of Connecticut)


Ray (1998) developed measures of input- and output-oriented scale efficiency that can be directly computed from an estimated Translog frontier production function. This note extends the earlier results from Ray (1998) to the multiple-output multiple input case.

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  • Subhash Ray, 2003. "Measuring Scale Efficiency from the Translog Multi-Input, Multi-Output Distance Function," Working papers 2003-25, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2003-25

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