By Rolf Fare, Shawna Grosskopf, Dimitris Margaritis

Facts Envelopment research (DEA) is frequently ignored in empirical paintings similar to diagnostic assessments to figure out no matter if the knowledge conform with expertise which, in flip, is necessary in deciding on technical swap, or discovering which varieties of DEA types enable info variations, together with facing ordinal data.

Advances in information Envelopment Analysis makes a speciality of either theoretical advancements and their functions into the dimension of effective potency and productiveness progress, reminiscent of its program to the modelling of time substitution, i.e. the matter of ways to allocate assets over the years, and estimating the "value" of a choice Making Unit (DMU).

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Grosskopf, S. and Margaritis, D. The ratio of these is an index of productivity change y 1 /x 1 . 6) Multiplying and dividing this ratio of ratios with Shephard output distance function (satisfying CRS) yields Do (x 1 , y 1 ) y 1 /x 1 Do (1, 1) · = . 7) From this we may generalize and assume that rather than scalar input and output, we may have x ∈ +N and y ∈ +M . 8) where the o and the 1 superscripts on the distance function refer to the data constructing the reference technology, whereas those on the x:s and y:s refer to the period of the data under evaluation.

And Margaritis, D. ’ Gale (1960, p. 7 In this section we look at the classical problem from a DEA perspective. We show that the dual to the diet problem is dual to revenue or profit maximization problem (depending on the formulation) in DEA. In terms of the duality figure in our previous section, the duality is between the SW and NE corners. In DEA the intensity variables tell us ‘how much’ of a given DMU is participating in a solution to one of many optimization problems. In the diet problem, DMUs are food groups like bread, milk, etc.

K . , Grosskopf, S. and Margaritis, D. If k is efficient its score is one, and the problem above provides its value. If it is inefficient, then z k = 0 and x k will be projected onto the isoquant11 of L(y k ) which consists of convex combinations of other DMUs whose intensity variables are positive. As an illustration we include the example from Färe, Grosskopf and Margaritis (2012). They assume that there are three DMUs which use two inputs to produce a single output, with the data given below.

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