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Public regulation and technical efficiency in the Spanish Port Authorities: 1986–2012

Pablo Coto-Millán (), Xose Luis Fernández, Soraya Hidalgo and Miguel Ángel Pesquera

Transport Policy, 2016, vol. 47, issue C, 139-148

Abstract: This research analyses the impact of public regulation on the efficiency of the Spanish Ports Authorities during the last three decades. To this end, using Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA), an input-oriented distance model has been estimated for a sample of 26 Port Authorities during the period 1986–2012. This paper contributes to the literature by establishing a direct correlation between the reform and the change in efficiency.

Keywords: Government regulation; Frontier; Port efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L9 L91 L92 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.01.006

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