This page describes the computer program FRONTIER Version 4.1 which was written by Tim Coelli. This program is used to obtain maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters of a variety of stochastic production and cost frontiers, and estimates of mean and individual technical or cost efficiencies.
The program can accommodate:
The program is compiled using a Lahey F77LEM/32 compiler for an IBM compatible PC. Persons who request a copy of the program receive the executable program file; the Fortran source code; some examples to practice with; and a 32 page user’s guide (in pdf format).
If you wish to obtain a copy of the program you can download the zip file FRONT41-xp1.zip which contains all the necessary files.
If you obtain a copy of the program you are advised to send some brief email to Tim Coelli at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can advise you of any bugs or new versions.
If you have any technical questions regarding the use of this computer program you can contact Tim Coelli by email at email@example.com. Brief questions (involving less than 10 minutes of time) will be answered as quickly as is possible. A consultancy service is available for those who have more lengthy enquiries. Consultancy fees will be provided on request.