Chance-constrained data envelopment analysis

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Abstract

Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is extended to the case of stochastic inputs and outputs through the use of chance-constrained programming. The chance-constrained frontier envelops a given set of observations ‘most of the time’. As an empirical illustration, we re-examine the pioneering 1981 study of Program Follow Through by Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes.

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