Index Numbers: Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist

  • Rolf Färe
  • Shawna Grosskopf
  • R. Robert Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, R. Robert Russell
    Pages 1-5
  3. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Pontus Roos
    Pages 127-190
  4. Hans Bjurek, Finn R. Førsund, Lennart Hjalmarsson
    Pages 217-239
  5. Robert G. Chambers
    Pages 241-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-283

About this book


Professor Sten Malmquist constructed the Malmquist quantity index and in doing so developed a distance function defined on a consumption space. This function is the consumer analog to the Shephard input distance function of producers and is used in ratio form to define the quantity index. This volume contains new contributions based on Malmquist's work nearly 50 years ago and provides modern perspectives on the value of this research.


consumer duality efficiency productivity research

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Färe
    • 1
  • Shawna Grosskopf
    • 1
  • R. Robert Russell
    • 2
  1. 1.Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.University of California at RiversideRiversideUSA

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