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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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