The Loss Distance Function: Economic Inefficiency Decompositions

Jesús T. Pastor*, Juan Aparicio, José L. Zofío

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From the beginning of DEA as a well-defined multi-output-multi-input tool for measuring efficiency, a huge number of technical efficiency measures have been introduced in the literature. Each of them implements a different way of gauging the “distance” from a firm in the interior of the technology to its efficient frontier (radially, hyperbolically, through additive slacks, following a reference directional vector, etc.). Probably, the existence of a wide range of different measures was the cause of encouraging certain researchers to introduce general frameworks that encompass all or most or the DEA technical efficiency measures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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SeriesInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science

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