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Title: Negative Data in DEA: A Simple Proportional Distance Function Approach
Authors: Kerstens, Kristiaan ×
Van de Woestyne, Ignace #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Published by Pergamon Press for Operational Research Society
Series Title: Journal of the Operational Research Society vol:62 issue:1 pages:1413-1419
Abstract: The need to adapt Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and other frontier models in the context of negative data has been a rather neglected issue in the literature. A recent article in this journal proposed a variation on the directional distance function, a very general distance function that is dual to the profit function, to accommodate the occurrence of negative data. In this contribution, we define and recommend a generalised Farrell proportional distance function that can do the same job and that maintains a proportional interpretation under mild conditions.
ISSN: 0160-5682
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Research Centre for Mathematical Economics, Econometrics and Statistics, Campus Brussels (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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