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Re: st: Re: Xtfrontier


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Xtfrontier
Date   Tue, 23 Dec 2003 19:20:44 -0600

Eddy,

Thanks for the additional insight and the tip about Hung-Jen Wang's web site.  

His programs are available at:

http://www.sinica.edu.tw/~wanghj/


Scott

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eddy" <eddy_05831@yahoo.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: st: Re: Xtfrontier


> I want to add my two cents to Scott's advice pertaining to
> "environmental factors" in the inefficiency equation. Consider a
> flexible/general specification of the inefficiency distribution
> u~|N(mu, sigma2)|. If environmental factors are desired, one "should"
> be able to add those variables through either mu, sigma2, or both.
> However, Stata's current -frontier- model only allows for the
> following configurations.
> 
>  (1) mu=0,       and sigma2=varlist;
>  (2) mu=varlist, and sigma2=constant.
> 
> It does not support at least the following configurations:
> 
>  (3) mu=constant, and sigma2=varlist;
>  (4) mu=varlist,  and sigma2=varlist.
> 
> Hung-Jen Wang (2002 Journal of Productivity Analysis, p.241-53) shows
> why model (4) is particularly desirable. I think he provides his
> Stata program, which should estimate all the models above, on his web
> site (try search his name on google).
> 
> -- Eddy
> 

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