Wed 24 August
Location: Government Institute of Economic Research (VATT) Helsinki
12:00 – 12:45 Andrew Johnson ”Insights from machine learning for evaluating production function estimators on manufacturing survey data”
12:45 – 13:30 Abolfazl Keshvari “Shape restricted regression and a hedonic model of Finnish hotel room rates”
14:00 – 14:45 Xun Zhou ”Environmental productivity growth in consumer durables: Insights from cohorts of new passenger cars in Finland”
14:45 – 15:30 Timo Kuosmanen ”Modeling economies of scope in joint production: Convex regression of input distance functions”
18:00 Dinner: Restaurant Vltava
Thu 25 August
Location: Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki
10:00 – 12:00 Invited keynote lecture: Xiaofeng Dai "NMM-StoNED: A Bioinformatics Approach for Stochastic Semi-Parmetric Benchmarking"
The 6th Helsinki Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (HeWEPA) mini-workshop was held on Thursday 25nd of September 2014 at Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki.
Location: Aalto University School of Business, The Main Building (Runeberginkatu 14-16), Classroom A308
13:00 - 13:55 Andrew Johnson (Texas A&M University): Bayesian StoNED or Multi-variate Bayesian Convex Regression with inefficiency: Two sides of the same coin.
13:55 - 14:50 Moriah Bostian (Lewis & Clark College and University of Turku): Valuing water quality tradeoffs at the farm level: Valuing water quality tradeoffs at the farm level: An integrated approach.
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee break
15:10 - 16:05 Xiaomei Cheng (Norwegian School of Economics): Productivity and skewness issue based on StoNED: Case of Norwegian electricity distribution companies.
16:05 - 17:00 Timo Kuosmanen (Aalto University School of Business): Recent developments in the benchmark regulation of Finnish energy transmission and distribution system operators.