From August 3 to 7, 2015, 13 researchers coming from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ethiopia attend a training session from August 3rd to 7th , 2015 at Hotel Savana, Dakar-Senegal.This training, initiated by AGRODEP is on: "productivity and efficiency analysis" and isprovided by Mr. Christopher F. Parmeter from Miami University.
Participants will be introduced to a set of parametric, semi- and nonparametric econometric models focusing on the measurement of efficiency and productivity with real world applications that illustrate each of the models. The applications will include production, cost, and distance function estimation. Special emphasis will be given to modeling and estimating production/cost efficiency models. The open source statistical software R will be used for all empirical demonstrations. By the end of the class participants will be able to undertake a research project using either parametric and/or semi- and non-parametric stochastic frontier approaches.
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