Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2012): Measuring seaports’ productivity: A Malmquist productivity index decomposition approach.
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This paper uses three different Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) decompositions to measure Greek seaports’ productivity for the time period 2006-2010. In addition bootstrap techniques are applied in order for confidence intervals of the MPIs and their components to be constructed and therefore to verify if the indicated changes are significant in a statistical sense. Finally, a second stage nonparametric analysis has been applied identifying the effect of seaports’ size on their productivity levels. The results reveal that the number of terminals is a crucial determinant of seaports’ productivity levels. In addition it appears that the high length of Greek seaports has a negative influence on their productivity levels over the years.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Measuring seaports’ productivity: A Malmquist productivity index decomposition approach|
|Keywords:||Malmquist productivity index; bootstrap approach; Nonparametric analysis; Greek seaports|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L91 - Transportation: General
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C60 - General
|Depositing User:||G.E. Halkos|
|Date Deposited:||20. Jul 2012 03:44|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:59|
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