Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

  • William H. Greene
  • Lynda Khalaf
  • Robin Sickles
  • Michael Veall
  • Marcel-Cristian Voia
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Subal C. Kumbhakar, Frank Asche, Kristin Roll, Ragnar Tveteras
    Pages 51-70
  3. Lynda Khalaf, Charles J. Saunders
    Pages 99-107
  4. German Cubas, Anson T. Y. Ho, Kim P. Huynh, David T. Jacho-Chávez
    Pages 109-117
  5. Brian Murphy, Michael R. Veall, Yan Zhang
    Pages 145-160
  6. Kim P. Huynh, Yuri Ostrovsky, Robert J. Petrunia, Marcel-Cristian Voia
    Pages 161-174
  7. Robin C. Sickles, Jiaqi Hao, Chenjun Shang
    Pages 305-323
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 325-331

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume examines state-of-the art of productivity and efficiency analysis and adds to the existing research by bringing together a selection of the best papers from the 8th North American Productivity Workshop (NAPW). It also aims to analyze world-wide perspectives on challenges that local economies and institutions may face when changes in productivity are observed. The volume comprises seventeen papers that deal with productivity measurement, productivity growth, dynamics of productivity change, measures of labor productivity, measures of technical efficiency in different sectors, frontier analysis, measures of performance, industry instability and spillover effects. These papers are relevant to academia, but also to public and private sectors in terms of the challenges firms, financial institutions, governments and individuals may face when dealing with economic and education related activities that lead to increases or decreases of productivity.

The North American Productivity Workshop brings together academic scholars and practitioners in the field of productivity and efficiency analysis from all over the world. It is a four day conference exploring topics related to productivity, production theory and efficiency measurement in economics, management science, operations research, public administration, and related fields. The papers in this volume also address general topics as health, energy, finance, agriculture, utilities, and economic 

development, among others. The editors are comprised of the 2014 local organizers, program committee members, and celebrated guest conference speakers.


Efficiency Measurement Firm Productivity Labor Productivity Operations Research Production Theory Public Administration

Editors and affiliations

  • William H. Greene
    • 1
  • Lynda Khalaf
    • 2
  • Robin Sickles
    • 3
  • Michael Veall
    • 4
  • Marcel-Cristian Voia
    • 5
  1. 1.Stern School of BusinessNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  5. 5.Department of EconomicsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23227-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23228-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7246
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7254
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