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000018772 245__ $$aBlack-Box Frontiers and Implications for Development Policy - Theoretical Considerations
000018772 260__ $$c2004
000018772 269__ $$a2004
000018772 270__ $$mjsauer@uni-bonn.de$$pSauer,   Johannes
000018772 270__ $$mklaus.frohberg@uni-bonn.de$$pFrohberg,   Klaus
000018772 270__ $$mhockmann@iamo.de$$pHockmann,   Heinrich
000018772 300__ $$a38
000018772 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000018772 446__ $$aEnglish
000018772 490__ $$aZEF - Discussion Papers on Development Policy Nr. 92
000018772 520__ $$aThe availability of efficiency estimation software - freely distributed via the internet and relatively easy to use - recently inflated the number of corresponding applications. The resulting efficiency estimates are used without a critical assessment with respect to the literature on theoretical consistency, flexibility and the choice of the appropriate functional form. The robustness of policy suggestions based on inferences from efficiency measures nevertheless crucially depends on theoretically well-founded estimates. This paper addresses stochastic efficiency measurement by critically reviewing the theoretical consistency of recently published technical efficiency estimates with respect to economic development. The results confirm the need for a posteriori checking the regularity of the estimated frontier by the researcher and, if necessary, the a priori imposition of the theoretical requirements.
000018772 650__ $$aInternational Development
000018772 650__ $$aResearch and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies
000018772 700__ $$aSauer, Johannes
000018772 700__ $$aFrohberg, Klaus
000018772 700__ $$aHockmann, Heinrich
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