A Fuzzy Multiple Objective DEA for the Human Development Index
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.
KeywordsData Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Score Human Development Index Data Envelopment Analysis Model Human Development Report
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