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Nonparametric estimation of concave production technologies by entropic methods

  • Gad Allon

    (Northwestern University)

  • Michael Beenstock

    (Hebrew University)

  • Steven Hackman

    (Georgia Tech)

  • Ury Passy

    (Technion)

  • Alex Shapiro

    (Georgia Tech)

An econometric methodology is developed for nonparametric estimation of concave production technologies. The methodology, bases on the priciple of maximum likelihood, uses entropic distance and concvex programming techniques to estimate production functions.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 06 Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0512003
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