Aggregation, Efficiency, and Measurement

  • Rolf Färe
  • Shawna Grosskopf
  • Daniel Primont

Part of the Studies in Productivity and Efficiency book series (SIPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Charles Blackorby, Craig Brett
    Pages 1-29
  3. Lane Blume Hudgins, Daniel Primont
    Pages 31-43
  4. W. Erwin Diewert, M. Nimfa F. Mendoza
    Pages 63-82
  5. Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Valentin Zelenyuk
    Pages 83-95
  6. Shawna Grosskopf, Kathy Hayes, Lori L. Taylor
    Pages 97-116
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-156

About this book


This volume presents the work of leading scholars in the areas of aggregation, efficiency, and measurement, covering both theoretical and empirical aspects of the field. Among the topics included are new results concerning aggregation of technical efficiency, properties and estimation of directional distance functions, sources of productivity growth in U.S. manufacturing, extensions of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models,

the relative efficiency of economies with and without intellectual property rights, and the determinants of successful mergers.


"Bob Russell has made fundamental contributions to the topics that constitute this volume’s title—aggregation, efficiency, and measurement. Although dealing with a wide range of economic phenomenon, including Pareto optimality in overlapping-generations economies, mergers in a principal-agent model, innovations and endogenous growth, and productivity growth in U.S. manufacturing, issues of technical or allocative efficiency feature prominently in all of the contributions to this volume in his honor. The high quality of this collection not only a fitting tribute to Bob Russell, but also a valuable resource for other scholars working on these issues."

John A. Weymark

Professor of Economics

Vanderbilt University


Data Envelopment Analysis Data-Envelopment-Analysis calculus data envelopment productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Färe
    • 1
  • Shawna Grosskopf
    • 1
  • Daniel Primont
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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