Bootstrapping Dea-Based Efficiency Measures and Malmquist Productivity Indices: A Study of Swedish Eye-Care Service Provision

Stockholm School of Economics WPS 78

Posted: 19 May 1998

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Mickael Lothgren

Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economic Statistics

Magnus Tambour

Stockholm School of Economics

Date Written: October 1995

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to use the bootstrap resampling technique to calculate confidence intervals for efficiency measures and Malmquist productivity indices. The efficiency and productivity measures are obtained from non-parametric linear programming models using primal production data. The bootstrap procedure is applied on a sample of Swedish eye-care departments, using data from the years 1992 and 1993. Significant positive changes in productivity are found mainly for departments located at medium sized hospitals. On average, the positive productivity change is due to a progressive development of the technology.

JEL Classification: C14, C15, D24, H42

Suggested Citation

Lothgren, Mickael and Tambour, Magnus, Bootstrapping Dea-Based Efficiency Measures and Malmquist Productivity Indices: A Study of Swedish Eye-Care Service Provision (October 1995). Stockholm School of Economics WPS 78, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3139

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Magnus Tambour

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