Recent developments in DEA. The mathematical programming approach to frontier analysis.

*(English)*Zbl 0716.90015Summary: This paper discusses the mathematical programming approach to frontier estimation known as data envelopment analysis (DEA). We examine the effect of model orientation on the efficient frontier and the effect of convexity requirements on returns to scale. Transformations between models are reviewed and the advantages and limitations of a DEA approach are presented.

##### MSC:

91B66 | Multisectoral models in economics |

62P20 | Applications of statistics to economics |

90C90 | Applications of mathematical programming |

90C32 | Fractional programming |

90C05 | Linear programming |

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\textit{L. M. Seiford} and \textit{R. M. Thrall}, J. Econom. 46, No. 1--2, 7--38 (1990; Zbl 0716.90015)

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