New Directions: Efficiency and Productivity / Edition 1

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Overview

The key unifying conceptual tool of this important entry in the study of efficiency and productivity is the directional distance function. In New Directions the authors take up this new performance measure while also maintaining their "traditional" axiomatic production theoretic approach.

The directional distance function includes traditional distance functions and efficiency measures as special cases providing a unifying framework for existing productivity and efficiency measures. As a generalisation of the traditional distance functions, it turns out to be a dual to the profit function, opening a range of new tools for empirical and theoretical research. It also provides enough additional flexibility to open up new areas in productivity and efficiency analysis such as environmental and aggregation issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387249636
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/4/2005
  • Series: Studies in Productivity and Efficiency Series , #3
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2003. 2nd printing 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Efficiency Indicators And Indexes.- The Nerlovian Profit Indicator.- The Revenue Efficiency Indicator.- Cost Efficiency Indicator.- Efficiency Indexes.- From Indicators to Indexes.- Hyperbolic Efficiency.- Remarks on the Literature.- Environmental Performance .- Good and Bad Outputs.- Productivity with Bads.- Environmental Quantity Index.- Shadow Pricing Undesirable Outputs.- Property Rights and Profitability.- New Directions.- Environmental Kuznets Curve.- Remarks on the Literature.- Aggregation Issues.- The Fox Paradox.- Koopmans’ Theorem.- Aggregating Indicators Across Firms.- Johansen Aggregation.- Aggregating Farrell Efficiency Indexes.- Luenberger Productivity Indicators.- Aggregation Across Inputs and Outputs.- Aggregation and Decompositions.- Performance in Japanese Banking.- Remarks on the Literature.- Appendix: Axioms Of Production.

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