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CEPA Working Paper Series
ISSN 1832-4398

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Number Author Title
WP01/2012 A. Peyrache, A. N. Rambaldi A State-Space Stochastic Frontier Panel Data Model
WP02/2012 A. Peyrache, Andrea Filippetti Labour productivity and technology gap in European regions: A non-parametric approach
WP03/2012 A. Peyrache Industry structural inefficiency and potential gains from mergers and break-ups: an empirical approach
WP01/2011 C.J. O’Donnell Econometric Estimation of Distance Functions and Associated Measures of Productivity and Efficiency Change
WP02/2011 C. Curi, P. Guarda, A. Lozano-Vivas, V. Zelenyuk Is foreign-bank efficiency in financial centers driven by home-country characteristics?
WP03/2011 C.J. O’Donnell, K. Nguyen An Econometric Approach To Estimating Support Prices And Measures Of Productivity Change In Public Hospitals
WP04/2011 J. Laurenceson, C.J. O’Donnell New Estimates and a Decomposition of Provincial Productivity Change in China
WP05/2011 V. Zelenyuk A Note on Equivalences in Measuring Returns to Scale in Multi-output-multi-input Technologies
WP06/2011 V. Zelenyuk A Scale Elasticity Measure for Directional Distance Function and its Dual
WP07/2011 C.J. O’Donnell The Sources of Productivity Change in the Manufacturing Sectors of the U.S. Economy
WP08/2011 C.J. O'Donnell, S. Fallah-Fini and K, Triantis Comparing Firm Performance Using Transitive Productivity Index Numbers in a Meta-frontier Framework
WP09/2011 Valentin Zelenyuk Scale Efficiency: Equivalence of Primal and Dual Measures
WP10/2011 Valentin Zelenyuk and Leopold Simar To Smooth or Not to Smooth? The Case of Discrete Variables in Nonparametric Regressions
WP01/2010 C.J. O’Donnell DPIN Version 1.0: A Program for Decomposing Productivity Index Numbers
WP02/2010 C.J. O’Donnell Nonparametric Estimates Of The Components Of Productivity And Profitability Change In U.S. Agriculture
WP03/2010 V. Zelenyuk Aggregation of Economic Growth Rates and of its Sources
WP04/2010 C.J. O’Donnell & S.Shankar Estimating State-allocable Production Technologies When there are two States of Nature and State Allocations of Inputs are Unobserved
WP05/2010 S.Shankar, C.J. O’Donnell & John Quiggin Production Under Uncertainty: A Simulation Study
WP06/2010 A. Peyrache Where is the primal Total Factor Productivity Index?
WP07/2010 H. Brea, E. Grifell-Tatjé & C. A. K. Lovell Testing the Product Test
WP08/2010 H. Chowdhury, V. Zelenyuk, W. Wodchis, & A. Laporte Efficiency and Technological Change in Health Care Services in Ontario
WP09/2010 W. Erwin Diewert Decompositions of Profitability Change using Cost Functions
WP10/2010 Andrea Filippetti & J. Peyrache The Globalization of Technological Capabilities of Countries:A Dual Approach Using Composite Indicators & Data Envelopment Analysis
WP11/2010 A. Peyrache Multilateral productivity comparisons and homotheticity
WP12/2010 N. Avkiran Sensitivity analysis of network DEA illustrated in branch banking
WP13/2010 N. Avkiran A tool for scrutinizing bank bailouts based on multi-period peer benchmarking
Now appears on Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Volume 19, Issue 5, November 2011, Pages 447-469
WP14/2010 Byeong U. Park, L opold Simar & Valentin Zelenyuk Local Maximum Likelihood Techniques with Categorical Data
WP01/2009 Alicia N. Rambaldi, D.S. Prasada Rao and K. Renuka Ganegodage Spatial Autocorrelation and Extrapolation of Purchasing Power Parities.
Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis
WP02/2009 Antonio Peyrache and Tim Coelli A Multiplicative Directional Distance Function
WP03/2009 Viet-Ngu Hoang and Tim Coelli Measurement of agricultural total factor productivity growth incorporating environmental factors: a nutrients balance approach
WP04/2009 Jesús T. Pastora, C.A. Knox Lovell and Juan Aparicioc Families of Linear Efficiency Models based on Debreu’s Loss Function
WP05/2009 Gholamreza Hajargasht Nonparametric Panel Data Models
A Penalized Spline Approach
WP06/2009 Kok Fong See & Tim Coelli The Effects of Competition Policy on TFP Growth:
Some Evidence from the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industry
WP07/2009 Kim-Huong Nguyen & Tim Coelli Quantifying the effects of modelling choices on hospital efficiency measures:
A meta-regression analysis
WP01/2008 Tim Coelli, Gholamreza Hajargasht and C.A. Knox Lovell Econometric Estimation of an Input Distance Function in a System of Equations
WP02/2008 Antonio Peyrache and Tim Coelli

Testing procedures for detection of linear dependencies in efficiency models

WP03/2008 Simon Eckermann and Tim Coelli Including quality attributes in a model of health care efficiency:
A net benefit approach
WP04/2008 Roger Carrington, Tim Coelli and D. S. Prasada Rao Regulation of Private Health Insurance Premiums: Can Performance Assessment Play a Greater Role?
WP05/2008 D.S. Prasada Rao, Alicia Rambaldi and Howard Doran A Method to Construct World Tables of Purchasing Power Parities and Real Incomes Based on Multiple Benchmarks and Auxiliary Information: Analytical and Empirical Results
WP06/2008 Gholamreza Hajargasht and D.S. Prasada Rao Stochastic Approach to Index Numbers for Multilateral Price Comparisons and their Standard Errors
WP07/2008 C.J. O’Donnell An aggregate quantity-price framework for measuring and Decomposing productivity and profitability change
WP01/2007 Harry Cominos, Alicia Rambaldi and D.S. Prasada Rao Hedonic Imputed Housing Price Indices from a Model with Dynamic Shadow Prices Incorporating Nearest Neighbour Information
WP02/2007 Wei Siang Wang & Peter Schmidt

On The Distribution of Estimated Technical Efficiency in Stochastic Frontier Models

WP03/2007 Kam Ki Tang & Dennis Petrie Non-Hierarchical Bivariate Decomposition of Theil Indexes
WP04/2007 Bert M. Balk Measuring Productivity Change without Neoclassical Assumptions: A Conceptual Analysis
WP05/2007 Derek Headey What Professor Rodrik Means by Policy Reform: Appraising a Post-Washington Paradigm
WP01/2006 Dirk Bezemer & Derek Headey Something of a Paradox: The Curious Neglect of Agriculture in Development
WP02/2006 E. Grifell-Tatjé & C. A. K. Lovell Productivity at the Post: its Drivers and its Distribution
WP03/2006 Gholamreza Hajargasht, Tim Coelli and D. S. Prasada Rao A Dual Measure of Economies of Scope
WP04/2006 Gholamreza Hajargasht & D.S. Prasada Rao Systems of Index Numbers for International Price Comparisons Based on the Stochastic Approach
WP05/2006 G. Renuka Ganegodage, Alicia N. Rambaldi, D.S.Prasada Rao & Kam Ki Tang Constructing Multidimensional Indexes of Economic Structure and Development
WP06/2006 Howard E. Doran, Alicia N. Rambaldi & D.S. Prasada Rao Construction of Consistent Panels of Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for Comparisons of Real Incomes across Countries: A State-Space Approach
WP07/2006 Bailey, K., D.S. Prasada Rao & A. Rambaldi Estimating Purchasing Power Parities – A Review of Literature
WP08/2006 Bailey, K. & A. Rambaldi On the Invariance of Extrapolations to the selection of the Reference Country in the State-Space Model Approach
WP01/2005 Tim Coelli and Shannon Walding Performance Measurement in the Australian Water Supply Industry
WP02/2005 Mohammad Alauddin, Derek Headey and
D.S. Prasada Rao
Explaining Agricultural Productivity Levels and Growth: An International Perspective
WP03/2005 Alicia N. Rambaldi
D.S. Prasada Rao & Howard E. Doran
Constructing Internationally Comparable Real Income Aggregates by Combining Sparse Benchmark Data with Annual National Accounts Data. A State-Space Approach
WP04/2005 Krishna G. Iyer , Alicia N. Rambaldi and Kam Ki Tang Measuring Efficiency externalities from Trade and Alternative Forms of Foreign Investment
WP05/2005 Derek Headey Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: How donors undermine the effectiveness of overseas development assistance
WP06/2005 Tim Coelli, Ludwig Lauwers & Guido Van Huylenbroec Formulation of Technical, Economic and Environmental Efficiency Measures That Are Consistent With the Materials balance Condition
WP08/2004 Derek D. Headey, D.S. Prasada Rao and
Alan Duhs
All the Conditions of Effective Foreign Aid
WP07/2004 Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon and Chris O’Donnell Curvature-Constrained Estimates of Technical Efficiency and Returns to Scale for U.S. Electric Utilities
WP06/2004 Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon and Tim Coelli Regulatory Reform and Economic Performance in US Electricity Generation
WP05/2004 Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon An Analysis of Cost Structures in the Electricity Generation Industry
WP04/2004 Derek D. Headey, D.S. Prasada Rao and Alan Duhs All the Conditions of Effective Foreign Aid
WP03/2004 D.S. Prasada Rao The Country-Product-Dummy Method:
A Stochastic Approach to the Computation of Purchasing Power Parities in the ICP
WP02/2004 C.J. O'Donnell & W.E. Griffiths Estimating State-Contingent Production Frontiers
WP01/2004 Krishna G. Iyer Alicia N. Rambaldi and Kam Ki Tang Measuring Spillovers from Alternative Forms of Foreign Investment
WP05/2003 Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon and Spiro E. Stefanou Dynamic Efficiency Estimation: An Application to
US Electric Utilities
WP04/2003 Gholamreza Hajargasht Semiparametric Estimation of Stochastic Frontiers
A Bayesian Penalized Approach
WP03/2003 Chris O’Donnell and Tim Coelli A Bayesian Approach To Imposing Curvature
On Distance Functions
WP02/2003 Tim J. Coelli and D.S. Prasada Rao
Total Factor Productivity Growth in Agriculture:
A Malmquist Index Analysis of 93 Countries, 1980-2000
WP01/2003 D.S. Prasada Rao, Christopher J. O'Donnell and George E. Battese Metafrontier Functions for the Study of Inter-regional Productivity Differences