Empirical tools to assess the sensitivity of directional distance functions to direction selection

Peyrache, Antonio and Daraio, Cinzia (2012) Empirical tools to assess the sensitivity of directional distance functions to direction selection. Applied Economics, 44 8: 933-943. doi:10.1080/00036846.2010.526582

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Author Peyrache, Antonio
Daraio, Cinzia
Title Empirical tools to assess the sensitivity of directional distance functions to direction selection
Journal name Applied Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-6846
1466-4283
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00036846.2010.526582
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 8
Start page 933
End page 943
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 2002 Economics and Econometrics
Abstract Directional Distance Functions (DDFs) are becoming a popular way of measuring efficiency as they encompass the Shephard output and input distance functions as special cases. However, the most critical and still unsolved issue related to DDF remains the selection of the direction along which to measure the distance from the efficient frontier. In this article, we propose some empirical tools which allow to quantify the sensitivity of the efficiency measurement to the selection of the direction. The proposed tools are applied on a dataset on the Italian agricultural sector.
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Additional Notes Available online: 08 Feb 2011

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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