The course aims to provide understanding of advanced production theory analysis in general and the efficiency and productivity analysis in particular. The course begins with a review of advanced production theory. Then we look at productivity and efficiency measurement from a conceptual perspective (set-representation, distance functions, etc.). Furthermore the module covers index theory and its link to productivity and efficiency measurement. Special focus will be on Data Envelopement Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA), the two most common methods of empirical applications in productivity and efficiency measurement. The examination consists of assignments and computer exercises.
Applied Production and Productivity Analysis D31, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 3 December 2018
Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019
Type of studies
90 ECTS of undergraduate courses in economics, whereof 30 ECTS on C-level (G2F). Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Mathematical Economics I D7, Econometrics I D12 and Microeconomic Analysis I D25, or the equivalent.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
16 April 2018.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.