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Frontier Tales: DEA and FDH

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Data envelopment analysis (DEA) and free disposal hull (FDH) analysis are alternative nonparametric techniques for constructing production and related frontiers, and for measuring the performance of production units relative to those frontiers. We compare DEA and FDH on several criteria, including their implications for the structure of production technology, the way they measure producer performance relative to the technology, the way they treat input and output slacks, and on computational considerations.

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  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Technical Efficiency
  • Data Envelopment Analysis Model
  • Credit Union
  • Technical Inefficiency

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Lovell, C.A.K., Vanden Eeckaut, P. (1993). Frontier Tales: DEA and FDH. In: Diewert, W.E., Spremann, K., Stehling, F. (eds) Mathematical Modelling in Economics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78508-5_43

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