Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

An Economic Approach to Measuring and Explaining Managerial Performance

Authors: O'Donnell, Christopher J.

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  • Provides a comprehensive guide to applied productivity and efficiency analysis 
  • Explains how knowledge of production technologies, market structure and company behaviour can be used to inform construction of meaningful price and productivity indexes
  • Shows how econometric methods can be used to decompose measures of productivity change into measures of technical change, environmental change, and different types of efficiency change
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This book provides a coherent description of the main concepts and statistical methods used to analyse economic performance. The focus is on measures of performance that are of practical relevance to policy makers. Most, if not all, of these measures can be viewed as measures of productivity and/or efficiency. Linking fields as diverse as index number theory, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis, the book explains how to compute measures of input and output quantity change that are consistent with measurement theory. It then discusses ways in which meaningful measures of productivity change can be decomposed into measures of technical progress, environmental change, and different types of efficiency change. The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, statisticians, accountants and economists working in universities, regulatory authorities, government departments and private firms. The book contains many numerical examples. Computer codes and datasets are available on a companion website.

About the authors

Christopher J. O’Donnell is a Professor in Econometrics at the University of Queensland.  He is a co-editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, an associate editor of Empirical Economics, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. His research interests focus on mathematical programming and statistical methods for measuring and explaining productivity and efficiency change. His work has been published in leading economics and econometrics journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Econometric Reviews. He has provided in-house training and/or been a consultant for organisations including the World Bank, the International Rice Research Institute, the Australian Energy Regulator, the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, and the Australian Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Productivity and Efficiency Analysis
Book Subtitle
An Economic Approach to Measuring and Explaining Managerial Performance
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2984-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2984-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2982-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 418
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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