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Conditional time-dependent nonparametric estimators with an application to healthcare production function

Stavros Kourtzidis (), Panayiotis Tzeremes and Nickolaos Tzeremes

Journal of Applied Statistics, 2019, vol. 46, issue 13, 2481-2490

Abstract: By using the probabilistic framework of production efficiency, the paper develops time-dependent conditional efficiency estimators performing a non-parametric frontier analysis. Specifically, by applying both full and quantile (robust) time-dependent conditional estimators, it models the dynamic effect of health expenditure on countries’ technological change and technological catch-up levels. The results from the application reveal that the effect of per capita health expenditure on countries’ technological change and technological catch-up is nonlinear and is subject to countries’ specific income levels.

Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2019.1588234

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