A Benchmarking Analysis of the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure An Application of the Expected Minimum Input Frontier
Paulo Pontes and
Bruno Wichmann ()
Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 2014, vol. 48, issue 2, 297-313
This paper assesses the technical efficiency (TE) of the infrastructure of sixty-three major airports in Brazil. We use the order-m approach in which airports are benchmarked against an expected minimum input frontier. Despite being a non-parametric estimator, the order-m is robust to noise in the data, outliers, and extreme values. In addition, the approach is able to rank airports successfully even in a small sample, a characteristic unusual for traditional non-parametric estimators. We find that international airports are more efficient than domestic ones. We also find evidence that order-m TE estimation of domestic and international airports must be done separately. © 2014 LSE and the University of Bath
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