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Estimation and Inference in Nonparametric Frontier Models: Recent Developments and Perspectives by Leopold Simar and Paul W. Wilson

Published By: <i>Foundations and Trends in Econometrics</i>, Volume 5, numbers 3-4. Boston and Delft: Now; distributed by Lightning Source, La Vergne, Tenn.
ISBN: 978-1-60198-666-5
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Carlos Martins-Filho of University of Colorado and IFPRI
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.1.211.r5
Review Pages: 218-20

Book Review Abstract

Carlos Martins-Filho of University of Colorado and IFPRI reviews, "Estimation and Inference in Nonparametric Frontier Models: Recent Developments and Perspectives" by Leopold Simar and Paul W. Wilson. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Presents recent developments in, and perspectives on, estimation and inference in nonparametric frontier models. Discusses nonparametric statistical models of production—combining economics and statistics; the nonparametric envelopment estimators; bootstrap inference using data envelopment analysis and free disposal hull estimators; robust order-m estimators; robust order-α estimators; outlier detection; explaining inefficiency; and unanswered questions, promising ideas. Simar is at the Catholic University of Louvain. Wilson is at Clemson University."


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Carlos Martins-Filho of University of Colorado and IFPRI


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