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Scale Efficiency: Where Data Envelopment Analysis Outperforms Stochastic Production Function Estimation

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Robustness of DEA scale efficiency scores is investigared in the context of non-radial efficency measures. Most efficient scales are identified with DEA's refernce firms instead of traditional clustering techniques.The systematic difference between single- and multi-output technologies as concerns most efficient scales is then examined by comparing applied DEA results. These provide evidence in favor of my proposition, that single-output techniques, like stochastic production function estimation, yield upwardly biased most efficient scales.

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  • Gstach, Dieter, 1993. "Scale Efficiency: Where Data Envelopment Analysis Outperforms Stochastic Production Function Estimation," Department of Economics Working Paper Series 23, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
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