Technical Efficiency of Road Haulage Firms

  • J. Baños-Pino
  • P. Coto-Millán
  • A. Rodríguez-Álvarez
  • V. Inglada-López de Sabando
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


This study justifies the contemporary importance of efficiency analysis. We put forward the theoretical concepts of technical, allocative, and economic efficiency. We then tackle problems of an empirical nature. In this way, different ways of measuring efficiency are presented, with their main disadvantages. To finish, a theoretical application is presented for haulage firms operating in Spanish roads in six different sub-sectors with panel data.


Panel Data Technical Efficiency Stochastic Frontier Production Frontier Technical Inefficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Baños-Pino
    • 1
  • P. Coto-Millán
    • 2
  • A. Rodríguez-Álvarez
    • 1
  • V. Inglada-López de Sabando
    • 3
  1. 1.University of OviedoSpain
  2. 2.University of CantabriaSpain
  3. 3.University Carlos IIISpain

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