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.
The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.