EWEPA: Shape Constrained Nonparametric Estimation of Production Functions


This presentation was given at the European Workshop for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA XIV) as the plenary talk, June 16, 2015 in Helsinki Finland. I focus on the benefits of shape constraints to improve the finite sample performance of nonparametric estimators. Existing estimators and new estimators are presented that combine kernel smoothing techniques with axiomatic functional estimation.



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