Summer School Efficiency and Productivity Measurement:
Static & Dynamic Analysis
Week 1: 6 - 10 July 2015
Parametric Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (Subal Kumbhakar and Chris Parmeter).
The first week introduces Stochastic Frontier Analysis to measure efficiency and productivity by letting the data span the frontier to establish best practice.
This approach coupled with the microeconomic theory of the firm provides firm-specific measurements of efficiency and best practice role models for improving performance.
Week 2: 13– 17 July 2015
DEA and Dynamic Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (Spiro Stefanou, Alfons Oude Lansink)
The second week presents Data Envelopment Analysis and introduces the measurement of dynamic efficiency and productivity.
The course addresses dynamic efficiency by a) tracking efficiency over time (which involves modeling exogenous versus endogenous forces and the impact of
covariates/environmental variables on econ performance), and b) persistence which involves identifying the contributions of structural (deterministic) sources and the stochastic sources.
Register via the website: http://www.wass.wur.nl/UK/courses/registration/
You can also find there a brochure.
For further information please contact Alfons.Oudelansink@wur.nl