GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


Aug 29, 2014 Report No:09-13

An epsilon-based measure of efficiency in DEA

  • Tone KaoruGRIPS
  • Miki TsutsuiCentral Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Field Economics
Language English

Firstly, we discuss differences between Farrell and Pareto-Koopmans efficiency measures in DEA, and propose a composite method for discriminating them. Then, we extend the method to so-called “epsilon based-measure (EBM).” The EBM can examine the robustness and stability of efficiency measure of DMUs regarding parametric change of input multiplier variables. Lastly, we propose a scheme for selecting an appropriate value of epsilon with recourse to actual cost shares of input resources.

Keywords Farrell efficiency; Pareto-Koopmans efficiency; stability analysis; EBM;
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