Hung-pin Lai
Subal C. Kumbhakar

estimation of a dynamic stochastic frontier model using likelihood‐based approaches (replication data)

This paper considers a panel stochastic production frontier model that allows the dynamic adjustment of technical inefficiency. In particular, we assume that inefficiency follows an AR(1) process. That is, the current year's inefficiency for a firm depends on its past inefficiency plus a transient inefficiency incurred in the current year. Interfirm variations in the transient inefficiency are explained by some firm-specific covariates. We consider four likelihood-based approaches to estimate the model: the full maximum likelihood, pairwise composite likelihood, marginal composite likelihood, and quasi-maximum likelihood approaches. Moreover, we provide Monte Carlo simulation results to examine and compare the finite-sample performances of the four above-mentioned likelihood-based estimators of the parameters. Finally, we provide an empirical application of a panel of 73 Finnish electricity distribution companies observed during 2008-2014 to illustrate the working of our proposed models.

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Lai, Hung-pin; Kumbhakar, Subal C. (2020): Estimation of a dynamic stochastic frontier model using likelihood‐based approaches (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Applied Econometrics. Dataset.