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International Applications of Productivity and Efficiency Analysis : A Special Issue of the Journal of Productivity Analysis - Thomas Gulledge

International Applications of Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

A Special Issue of the Journal of Productivity Analysis

By: Thomas Gulledge (Editor), C. A. Knox Lovell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1992
ISBN: 9780792392408
Number Of Pages: 200

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"International Applications of Productivity and Efficiency Analysis" Features a range of techniques utilized in frontier analysis, including extensions of existing techniques and the development of new techniques. Another feature is that most of the contributions use panel data in a variety of approaches. Finally, the range of empirical applications is at least as large as the range of techniques and many of the applications are of some policy relevance. Some of the topics include: measuring technical efficiency in European railways, non-parametric and semi-parametric methods with Boot-strapping, and the relative efficiency of public versus private municipal bus firms.

Editors' Introductionp. 1
Efficiency and Ownership in Swedish Electricity Retail Distributionp. 3
A Comparison of Parametric and Non-Parametric Efficiency Measures: The Case of Norwegian Ferriesp. 21
Allowing for Inefficiency in Parametric Estimation of Production Functions for Urban Transit Firmsp. 41
The Relative Efficiency of Public versus Private Municipal Bus Firms: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysisp. 63
Productivity Changes in Swedish Pharmacies 1980-1989: A Non-Parametric Malmquist Approachp. 81
Variation in Productive Efficiency in French Workers' Cooperativesp. 99
Technical Inefficiency and Productive Decline in the U.S. Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Industry Under the Natural Gas Policy Actp. 115
Measuring Technical Efficiency in European Railways: A Panel Data Approachp. 131
Frontier Production Functions, Technical Efficiency and Panel Data: With Application to Paddy Farmers in Indiap. 149
Estimating Efficiencies from Frontier Models with Panel Data: A Comparison of Parametric, Non-Parametric and Semi-Parametric Methods with Bootsrappingp. 167
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ISBN: 9780792392408
ISBN-10: 079239240X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.04