Data envelopment analysis: Methodological aspects and empirical applications

Gerald Fugger
In this thesis, I apply a comparative deterministic and non-parametric method for calculating production efficiency, called Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). DEA is based on the seminal article of Farrell (1957) and was introduced by Charnes et al. (1978) to assess the efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs). DEA has been continuously improved and adapted for new areas of application so that its various enhancements have become the most widely used efficiency assessment technique in economics and...
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