Journal of Productivity Analysis

, Volume 3, Issue 1–2, pp 85–101 | Cite as

Productivity changes in Swedish pharamacies 1980–1989: A non-parametric Malmquist approach

  • R. Färe
  • S. Grosskopf
  • B. Lindgren
  • P. Roos


In this article we develop a non-parametric (linear programming) approach for calculation of a Malmquist (input based) productivity index. The method is applied to the case of Swedish pharmacies.


Productivity Index Productivity Change Swedish Pharmacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Färe
    • 1
  • S. Grosskopf
    • 2
  • B. Lindgren
    • 3
  • P. Roos
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsSouthern Illinois UnviersityCarbondaleUS
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsSouthern Illinois UnviersityCarbondaleUS
  3. 3.The Swedish Institute for Health EconomicsLundSweden
  4. 4.The Swedish Institute for Health EconomicsLundSweden

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