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By Rolf Färe,Shawna Grosskopf

ISBN-10: 038724963X

ISBN-13: 9780387249636

ISBN-10: 1402076614

ISBN-13: 9781402076619

The structure of this monograph is 3 essays, which we arrived at after spending a 12 months writing over 100 pages of what we even­ tually learned used to be a tedious remodeling of previous fabric. So we began over made up our minds to jot down whatever new. at the start we inspiration this method will possibly not paintings as a coherent mono­ graph, that is why we selected the essay layout instead of chapters. because it seems, there's a universal thread—namely the directional distance functionality, which additionally gave us our identify. As you shall see, the directional distance functionality contains conventional distance services and potency measures as distinct situations offering a unifying framework for latest productiveness and potency measures. it's also versatile sufficient to open up new parts in productiveness and potency research equivalent to environmen­ tal and aggregation matters. That we didn't see this previous is humbling; a pupil at a up to date convention raised his hand and requested 'Why did not you begin with the directional distance functionality within the first position? In­ deed. This manuscript is meant to make up for our prior oversights. This monograph includes papers coauthored with Wen-Fu Lee and Osman Zaim and one paper written through former scholars, Hiroyuki Fukuyama and invoice Weber. We thank them for his or her contributions. An­ different former scholar, Jim Logan (Logi) learn and critiqued the manu­ script for which we're grateful.

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