By Subal Kumbhakar and C. Lovell; Abstract: Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Subal Kumbhakar ([email protected]) and C. Lovell. in Cambridge Books from. Later, Kumbhakar and Lovell () provide a further detailed explanation. . Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) is a family of methods in this category. The only exception is hospital beds (BEDS = ). Since it is an indicator of capital stock, it should have a negative sign (see Kumbhakar and Lovell, ).

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If you are an economist, you are less enthusiastic about the rigidity of a frontier analysis. Stochastic Frontier Analysis by Subal C. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

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Don’t have an account? Since these frontiers envelop rather than intersect the data, and since the authors continue to maintain the traditional econometric belief in the presence of external forces contributing to random statistical noise, the work is titled Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Please try again later.


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One person found this helpful. A global meta-analysis of groundwater quality valuation studies. Lovell is one of the founders of SFA. One excellent feature of this book is that the theory is well labelled, so that in two minutes, you can find the topic you want. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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I feel that the writers utilized their own papers a lot which is fine as they already have done a lot in the area.

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