Studies in Productivity and Efficiency

Aggregation, Efficiency, and Measurement

Editors: Färe, Rolf, Grosskopf, Shawna, Primont, Daniel (Eds.)

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This volume presents the work of leading scholars in the areas of aggregation, efficiency, and measurement, covering both theoretical and empirical aspects of the field. Among the topics included are new results concerning aggregation of technical efficiency, properties and estimation of directional distance functions, sources of productivity growth in U.S. manufacturing, extensions of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models,

the relative efficiency of economies with and without intellectual property rights, and the determinants of successful mergers.

 

"Bob Russell has made fundamental contributions to the topics that constitute this volume’s title—aggregation, efficiency, and measurement. Although dealing with a wide range of economic phenomenon, including Pareto optimality in overlapping-generations economies, mergers in a principal-agent model, innovations and endogenous growth, and productivity growth in U.S. manufacturing, issues of technical or allocative efficiency feature prominently in all of the contributions to this volume in his honor. The high quality of this collection not only a fitting tribute to Bob Russell, but also a valuable resource for other scholars working on these issues."

John A. Weymark

Professor of Economics

Vanderbilt University

About the authors

Rolf Färe is Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. He received his Docent in Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden. He did post graduate work under Professor R. W. Shephard at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published in various journals including Econometrica, Economic Theory, and the Journal of Economic Theory.

Shawna Grosskopf is Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. She received her doctoral degree in Economics from Syracuse University. She has published in a variety of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, and Economic Theory.

Daniel Primont is Professor of Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his doctoral degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research includes theoretical work in production and duality theory and both theoretical and empirical work in efficiency measurement. He has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, and Economic Theory.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Pareto-Optima of Finite-Horizon OLG Models

    Blackorby, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Derivative Properties of Directional Technology Distance Functions

    Hudgins, Lane Blume (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Synergistic Mergers in an Agency Context: An Illustration of the Interaction of the Observability Problem and Synergistic Merger

    Campbell, Tim S. (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • The Le Chatelier Principle in Data Envelopment Analysis

    Diewert, W. Erwin (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

  • Finding Common Ground: Efficiency Indices

    Färe, Rolf (et al.)

    Pages 83-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aggregation, Efficiency, and Measurement
Editors
  • Rolf Färe
  • Shawna Grosskopf
  • Daniel Primont
Series Title
Studies in Productivity and Efficiency
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-47677-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-47677-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-36948-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4237-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 156
Topics