Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Estimation via Profile Likelihood

  • Martins-Filho C
  • Yao F
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In this technical supplement to Martins-Filho and Yao (2011) we show that the skew-normal density satis es all assumptions required in establishing the asymptotic properties of the estimators discussed therein. Also, we provide the proofs for Theorems 1, 2 and Lemma 1.

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  • Nonparametric frontiers
  • Profile likelihood estimation
  • Stochastic frontier models

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  • Carlos Martins-Filho

  • Feng Yao

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