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|Title:||Econometric Analysis of Firm-level Production Data|
|Keywords:||stochastic frontier;robust frontier;firm-level productivity;semiparametric and nonparametric estimation;production function|
|Abstract:||In this dissertation, I explore a variety of methods for the econometric analysis of firm-level production data. Three distinct approaches are considered, namely i) proxy variable methods of controlling for unobservable productivity, ii) data envelopment techniques for estimating the boundary of a production set, and iii) stochastic frontier methods for estimating the productive inefficiency of firms. Much of the focus is on semiparametric and nonparametric estimators that allow for a highly flexible specification of the function that relates input combinations to output quantities.|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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