Accession Number : ADA141768

Title :   Pareto-Optimality, Efficiency Analysis and Empirical Production Functions.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A. ; Cooper,W. W. ; Golany,B. ; Seiford,L. ; Stutz,J.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The construction and analysis of Pareto-optimal frontier production functions by a new Data Envelopment Analysis method is developed in the context of new theoretical characterizations of the inherent structure and capabilities of such empirical production functions. Contrasts and connections with other developments, including solutions of some remaining problems, are made re aspects such as informatics, economies of scale, isotonicity and non-concavity, discretionary and nondiscretionary inputs, piecewise linearity, partial derivatives and Cobb-Douglas properties of the functions. Non-Archimedean constructs are not required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Production models, Costs, Vector analysis, Efficiency, Optimization, Information theory

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE