An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

  • Tim Coelli
  • D. S. Prasada Rao
  • George E. Battese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 1-9
  3. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 11-37
  4. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 39-67
  5. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 69-97
  6. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 99-131
  7. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 133-160
  8. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 161-181
  9. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 183-198
  10. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 199-219
  11. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 221-242
  12. Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao, George E. Battese
    Pages 243-249
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 251-275

About this book

Introduction

An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis is designed as a primer for anyone seeking an authoritative introduction to efficiency and productivity analysis. It is a systematic treatment of four relatively new methodologies in Efficiency/Production Analysis: (a) Least-Squares Econometric Production Models, (b) Total Factor Productivity (TFP) Indices, (c) Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and (d) Stochastic Frontiers. Each method is discussed thoroughly. First, the basic elements of each method are discussed using models to illustrate the method's fundamentals, and, second, the discussion is expanded to treat the extensions and varieties of each method's uses. Finally, one or more case studies are provided as a full illustration of how each methodology can be used. In addition, all four methodologies will be linked in the book's presentation by examining the advantages and disadvantages of each method and the problems to which each method can be most suitably applied. The book offers the first unified text presentation of methods that will be of use to students, researchers and practitioners who work in the growing area of Efficiency/Productivity Analysis.
The book also provides detailed advice on computer programs which can be used to calculate the various measures. This involves a number of presentations of computer instructions and output listings for the SHAZAM, TFPIP, DEAP and FRONTIER computer programs.

Keywords

Data Envelopment Analysis Data-Envelopment-Analysis data envelopment econometrics economic theory economics efficiency production productivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim Coelli
    • 1
  • D. S. Prasada Rao
    • 1
  • George E. Battese
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Efficiency and Productivity AnalysisUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5493-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-8062-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5493-6
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