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Volume 4
Issue 1
Online publication date 2010-02-10
Title Efficiency analysis of producers’ organizations (Case of South Eastern and Central planning regions of Bulgaria)
Author Darina Zaimova
Abstract The main aim of this paper is to compare two alternative methods for estimating frontier functions and measuring efficiency in production. The application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) to the same data panel provides insights in estimating technical efficiency of producers’ organizations in selected regions in Bulgaria.
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Keywords DEA, SFA, technical efficiency, frontier production, farm efficiency
Pages 41-44
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