Production and Efficiency Analysis with R

  • Andreas┬áBehr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This textbook introduces essential topics and techniques in production and efficiency analysis and shows how to apply these methods using the statistical software R. Numerous small simulations lead to a deeper understanding of random processes assumed in the models and of the behavior of estimation techniques. Step-by-step programming provides an understanding of advanced approaches such as stochastic frontier analysis and stochastic data envelopment analysis. The text is intended for master students interested in empirical production and efficiency analysis. Readers are assumed to have a general background in production economics and econometrics, typically taught in introductory microeconomics and econometrics courses.


90C05, 65K10 R data envelopment analysis production and efficiency production functions stochastic frontier analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas┬áBehr
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  1. 1.Faculty of Business Admin. and EconomicsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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