An introduction to efficiency and productivity analysis

Coelli, T. J., Rao, D. S. P., O'Donnell, C. J. and Battese, G. E. An introduction to efficiency and productivity analysis 2nd ed. New York, NY, United States: Springer, 2005.

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Author Coelli, T. J.
Rao, D. S. P.
O'Donnell, C. J.
Battese, G. E.
Title An introduction to efficiency and productivity analysis
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2005
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Volume 1
Edition 2nd
ISBN 0387242651
Language eng
Total number of pages XVII + 349
Collection year 2005
Subjects 340499 Econometrics not elsewhere classified
720404 Productivity
Abstract/Summary The second edition of An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis is designed to be a general introduction for those who wish to study efficiency and productivity analysis. The book provides an accessible, well-written introduction to the four principal methods involved: econometric estimation of average response models; index numbers, data envelopment analysis (DEA); and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). For each method, a detailed introduction to the basic concepts is presented, numerical examples are provided, and some of the more important extensions to the basic methods are discussed. Of special interest is the systematic use of detailed empirical applications using real-world data throughout the book. In recent years, there have been a number of excellent advance-level books published on performance measurement. This book, however, is the first systematic survey of performance measurement with the express purpose of introducing the field to a wide audience of students, researchers, and practitioners. Indeed, the 2nd Edition maintains its uniqueness: (1) It is a well-written introduction to the field. (2) It outlines, discusses and compares the four principal methods for efficiency and productivity analysis in a well-motivated presentation. (3) It provides detailed advice on computer programs that can be used to implement these performance measurement methods. The book contains computer instructions and output listings for the SHAZAM, LIMDEP, TFPIP, DEAP and FRONTIER computer programs. More extensive listings of data and computer instruction files are available on the book's website: (
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