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The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Change

Harold O. Fried, C. A. Knox Lovell, and Shelton S. Schmidt


This book is an update of the 1993 publication of The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications. The same editors have here compiled over ten years of the most recent research in this changing field, and expanded on those seminal chapters and written this new edition. The book guides from the basic models to the latest, cutting-edge extensions, and is reinforced by references to classic and current theoretical and applied research. The book focuses on measuring and explaining producer performance. It views performance as a function of the state of technology and economi ... More

Keywords: producer performance, technology, economic efficiency, economic objective, actual performance, managerial influence, policy influence

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harold O. Fried, editor
Union College

C. A. Knox Lovell, editor
University of Georgia
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Shelton S. Schmidt, editor
Union College
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1 Efficiency and Productivity

Harold O. Fried, C. A. Knox Lovell, and S. Schmidt Shelton

3 Data Envelopment Analysis: The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis

Emmanuel Thanassoulis, Maria C. S. Portela, and Ozren Despić

5 Efficiency and Productivity: Malmquist and More

Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Dimitri Margaritis

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