Metafrontier Functions for the Study of Inter-Regional Productivity Differences

Rao, D. S. Prasada, O'Donnell, Christopher J. and Battese, George E. (2003) Metafrontier Functions for the Study of Inter-Regional Productivity Differences. Working Paper No.WP01/2003, Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Rao, D. S. Prasada
O'Donnell, Christopher J.
Battese, George E.
Title Metafrontier Functions for the Study of Inter-Regional Productivity Differences
School, Department or Centre Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Report Number Working Paper No.WP01/2003
Publication date 2003-09-01
Publisher The University of Queensland School of Economics
Language eng
Subject 340401 Economic Models and Forecasting
1402 Applied Economics
Abstract/Summary The paper uses the concept of metafrontier functions to study regional differences in production technologies. The paper has three components. The first deals with the analytical framework necessary for the definition of metafrontier functions. The second component studies the properties of the metafrontier estimated using nonparametric data envelopment analysis (DEA). The third component focuses on the estimation of metafrontiers within the parametric framework of stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). The empirical application of the models uses cross-country agricultural sector data. The DEA and SFA metafrontiers are presented and discussed.
Keyword Metafrontier functions
Data envelopment analysis
Stochastic frontier analysis
Production technology

 
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