Book Details

An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

Publication year: 2005

ISBN: 978-0-387-25895-9

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It is designed to be a "first port of call" for people wishing to study efficiency and productivity analysis. The book provides an accessible introduction to the four principal methods involved: econometric estimation of average response models; index numbers; data envelopment analysis (DEA); and stochastic firontier analysis (SFA). For each method, we provide a detailed introduction to the basic concepts, give some simple numerical examples, discuss some of the more important extensions to the basic methods, and provide references for further reading. In addition, we provide a number of detailed empirical applications using real-world data.

Subject: Business and Economics, Battese, O'Donnell, Rao, Simulation, analysis, calculus, efficiency, production, productivity, sets