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Frontier Analysis

  • Pieter Woltjer
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Abstract

A great deal of research in economics and business is devoted to the study of the efficiency of individuals, organisations or entire economies. This chapter introduces a family of innovative techniques that help in the analysis of efficiencies by comparing inputs and outputs to estimate an efficiency frontier. A series of examples from both macroeconomic history and microeconomic history illustrate common areas of application.

JEL Classification

C10 C14 D20 C61 N01 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter Woltjer
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  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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