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Recent developments in DEA. The mathematical programming approach to frontier analysis. (English) Zbl 0716.90015
Summary: 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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