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
Book Review Detail
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."