Measuring the technical efficiency of railways in developing countries : a two-stage bootstrap data envelopment analysis

Other Title(s)

قياس الكفاءة الفنية لشركات النقل بالسكك الحديدية في البلدان النامية : باستعمال تقنية التحليل المغلف للبيانات على مرحلتين (مقاربة Bootstrap)‎

Joint Authors

Awwad, Hajjar Sumayyah
Bin Zay, Yasin

Source

Dirassat Journal Economic Issue

Issue

Vol. 12, Issue 1 (30 Jun. 2021), pp.661-679, 19 p.

Publisher

University of Laghouat Faculty of Economics Commercial and Management Sciences

Publication Date

2021-06-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

19

Main Topic

Economy

Topics

Abstract EN

This paper aims at measuring the technical efficiency of selected railways operating in developing countries over the period 2013-2018.

We apply the Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis DEA to an Input-Output oriented model under Variable Return on Scale.

In general, the findings suggest that the bootstrapping technique provides more consistent and realistic efficiency estimates, in contrast with the conventional DEA.

In fact, the results show a technical efficiency score of 56, 1 % for the sample which indicates that the observed railways could potentially reduce the usage of its inputs by 43, 9 % on average and reach high levels of production at the same time.

We also notice the existence of significant gaps in technical efficiency across the observed railways.

Finally, the results show a performance decline in most of the railways during the period of analysis with shifts representing occasional back and forth developments for other railways in the middle periods.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Awwad, Hajjar Sumayyah& Bin Zay, Yasin. 2021. Measuring the technical efficiency of railways in developing countries : a two-stage bootstrap data envelopment analysis. Dirassat Journal Economic Issue،Vol. 12, no. 1, pp.661-679.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1006906

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Awwad, Hajjar Sumayyah& Bin Zay, Yasin. Measuring the technical efficiency of railways in developing countries : a two-stage bootstrap data envelopment analysis. Dirassat Journal Economic Issue Vol. 12, no. 1 (2021), pp.661-679.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1006906

American Medical Association (AMA)

Awwad, Hajjar Sumayyah& Bin Zay, Yasin. Measuring the technical efficiency of railways in developing countries : a two-stage bootstrap data envelopment analysis. Dirassat Journal Economic Issue. 2021. Vol. 12, no. 1, pp.661-679.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1006906

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 678-379

Record ID

BIM-1006906