Exact and Superlative Measurement of the Luenberger-Hicks-Moorsteen Productivity Indicator
12 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 15, 2017
This paper shows that the Bennet-Bowley profit indicator is an exact and superlative approximation of the additively complete Luenberger-Hicks-Moorsteen productivity indicator when the input and output directional distance functions can be represented up to the second order by a quadratic functional form. It also establishes the conditions under which the exact and superlative measures of the Luenberger productivity indicator and Luenberger-Hicks-Moorsteen productivity indicator coincide.
Keywords: Bennet-Bowley, difference-based indicator, total factor productivity, exact and superlative approximation
JEL Classification: C43, D21, D24
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