Measuring the productive efficiency of a group of firms

Sung Ko LI*, Ying Chu NG

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    While the conventional Farrell-Färe approach to efficiency measurement can identify the most inefficient firms, it fails to consider the efficiency of a group of firms thoroughly. This paper introduces efficiency measures that can be used to find the efficiency of a group of firms and pinpoint whether the group inefficiency is due to inefficiency inside or outside individual firms. Furthermore, a new way of finding the revenue maximum shadow price vector is introduced to compute the allocative efficiency of individual firms when price data are not available.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)377-390
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Advances in Economic Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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