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Applied Production and Productivity Analysis D31

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

Applied Production and Productivity Analysis D31, 7.5 hp

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Lectures begin on week starting 3 December 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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.


Academic credits 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 code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to 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.

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