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Nonparametric estimation of concave production technologies by entropic methods

Gad Allon, Michael Beenstock (), Steven Hackman, Ury Passy and Alex Shapiro
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Gad Allon: Northwestern University
Steven Hackman: Georgia Tech
Ury Passy: Technion
Alex Shapiro: Georgia Tech

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Abstract: An econometric methodology is developed for nonparametric estimation of concave production technologies. The methodology, bases on the priciple of maximum likelihood, uses entropic distance and concvex programming techniques to estimate production functions.

Keywords: convex programming; production functions; entropy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-12-06
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 30. Nonparametric estimation subject to shape constraints
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