A Total Factor Productivity Toolbox for MATLAB
57 Pages Posted: 16 May 2018 Last revised: 8 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 15, 2018
Total Factor Productivity Toolbox is a new package for MATLAB that includes functions to calculate the main Total Factor Productivity (TFP) indices and their decompositions, based on Shephard’s distance functions and using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) programming techniques. The package includes code for the standard Malmquist, Moorsteen-Bjurek, price-weighted and share-weighted TFP indices, allowing for the choice of orientation (input or output), reference period (base, comparison, geometric mean), returns to scale (variable or constant), and specific decompositions (aggregate or identifying scale effects as well as input and output mix effects). Classic definitions of TFP corresponding to the Laspeyres, Paasche, Fisher, or Törnqvist formulas can also be calculated as particular cases. This paper describes the methodology and implementation of the functions and reports numerical results so as to ease the comparison between indices and illustrate their use.
Keywords: [comma seTotal factor productivity, Malmquist, Moorsteen-Bjurek, Fisher, Törnqvist, dis- tance function, data envelopment analysis, MATLABparated]
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