Estimating a stochastic production frontier when the adjusted error is symmetric Academic Article uri icon


  • Econometric analysis of production frontiers usually assumes that the adjusted error is asymmetric and negatively skewed. This paper considered the case of a symmetric adjusted error. An empirical example using data on Ontario dairy farms shows that this approach gives results similar to those achieved by using a linear programming method.

published proceedings

  • Economics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Q. i.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Li, Qi

publication date

  • January 1996