Bootstrapped Technical Efficiency of African Seaports

  • Carlos Pestana Barros
  • Albert Assaf
  • Ade Ibiwoye
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


This paper analyzes the efficiency of a representative sample of African seaports using a bootstrapped DEA – Data Envelopment Analysis approach. Bias and confidence intervals are estimated for the efficiency scores. The paper finds that the original efficiency scores are biased. The bootstrapped results indicated that Nigerian seaports are the most efficient, followed by Mozambique and Angola. Discussions of the results as well as related policy implications are provided.


Data Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Score Data Envelopment Analysis Model Container Terminal Quay Crane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Pestana Barros
    • 1
  • Albert Assaf
    • 2
  • Ade Ibiwoye
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Superior de Economia e GestãoTechnical University of Lisbon and UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics)LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Isenberg School of ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Department of Actuarial ScienceUniversity of LagosLagosNigeria

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