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Estimating variable returns to scale production frontiers with alternative stochastic assumptions

Estimating variable returns to scale production frontiers with alternative stochastic assumptions

Journal of Econometrics 126(2): 385-409

Two stochastic production frontier models are formulated within the generalized production function framework popularized by Zellner and Revankar (Rev. Econ. Stud. 36 (1969) 241) and Zellner and Ryu (J. Appl. Econometrics 13 (1998) 101). This framework is convenient for parsimonious modelling of a production function with returns to scale specified as a function of output. Two alternatives for introducing the stochastic inefficiency term and the stochastic error are considered.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2004.05.007

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