A Fuzzy Multiple Objective DEA for the Human Development Index

  • Hsuan-Shih Lee
  • Kuang Lin
  • Hsin-Hsiung Fang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)


Traditionally, the HDI is calculated under the assumption that all component indices are given the same weights. Although this assumption has been supported in the Human Development Reports, it has met also considerable criticism in the literature. In this paper, we present a new model to determine the weights of component indices in the light of data envelopment analysis (DEA). We develop a fuzzy multiple objective DEA model to assess the relative performance of the countries in terms of human development by using optimal weights for the component indices of the HDI.


Data Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Score Human Development Index Data Envelopment Analysis Model Human Development Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsuan-Shih Lee
    • 1
  • Kuang Lin
    • 1
  • Hsin-Hsiung Fang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Shipping and Transportation Management National Taiwan Ocean University 
  2. 2.Department of Shipping And Business Management China College of Marine Technology and Commerce 

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