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Index Numbers : Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist - Rolf Fare

Index Numbers

Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist

By: Rolf Fare (Editor), Shawna Grosskopf (Editor), R. Robert Russell (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 1997
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Professor Sten Malmquist constructed the Malmquist quantity index and in doing so developed a distance function defined on a consumption space. This function is the consumer analog to the Shephard input distance function of producers and is used in ratio form to define the quantity index. This volume contains new contributions based on Malmquist's work nearly 50 years ago and provides modern perspectives on the value of this research.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Distance Functions in Consumer and Producer Theoryp. 7
Input Price, Quantity, and Productivity Indexes for a Revenue-Constrained Firmp. 91
Malmquist Productivity Indexes: A Survey of Theory and Practicep. 127
Implementing the Malmquist Productivity Index: The Case of the National Corporation of Swedish Pharmaciesp. 191
Malmquist Productivity Indexes: An Empirical Comparisonp. 217
Input and Output Indicatorsp. 241
Appendix: Contributorsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780792380504
ISBN-10: 0792380509
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.32