Program

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.


PROGRAM 

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


 

 

The 5th Helsinki Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (HeWEPA) mini-workshop will take place on Thursday 22nd of May 2014 at Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki.

 

PROGRAM 

Location: Aalto University School of Business, Chydenia Building, Classroom TBA

13:00 - 13:15 Opening Remarks

13:15 – 14:00 Ole Bent Olesen (University of Southern Denmark)

Estimation of S-shaped nonparametric frontiers within a DEA-framework – possibilities and importance

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14:00 – 14:15      BREAK (Coffee and tea)

14:15 – 15:00      Andrew Johnson (Texas A&M University, Aalto University) and Timo Kuosmanen (Aalto University)

How Much Does Management Affect Productive Performance? New Insights from a semi-nonparametric Analysis of the World Management Survey

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15:00 – 15:45 Timo Kuosmanen (Aalto University), Andrew Johnson (Texas A&M University, Aalto University) and Christopher Parmeter (University of Miami)

Orthogonality Conditions for Identification of Joint Production Technologies: Axiomatic nonparametric approach to the estimation of stochastic distance functions

 

The 4th Helsinki Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (HeWEPA) mini-workshop will take place in 30 November 2012 at Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki.

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

Rolf Färe (Oregon State University, USA)

Shawna Grosskopf (Oregon State University, USA)

Finn Forsund (University of Oslo, Norway)


We gratefully acknowledge financial support for the 4th HeWEPA workshop from:

Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation

The Foundation for Economic Education


 

PROGRAM Updated 27 Nov (abstracts)

Location: Aalto University School of Business, Main building


SESSION 1 (Nokia lecture hall) 9:00-10:00 (Session chair: Mika Kortelainen)

Opening Remarks

Finn Forsund (University of Oslo, Norway)

Measuring effectiveness of production in the public sector SLIDES

Comments by Mika Kortelainen: SLIDES

               BREAK (Coffee and tea) 10:00-10:15


SESSION 2 (Nokia lecture hall) 10:15-12:15 (Session chair: Timo Kuosmanen)

Rolf Färe (Oregon State University, USA)

Regulation and Unintended Consequences / Two Application of Shepard's Distance Functions

SLIDES

Shawna Grosskopf (Oregon State University, USA)

Centralized or Decentralized Control of School Resources? A Network Model

SLIDES

                LUNCH BREAK 12:15-13:30


SESSION 3 (Lecture hall C-350) 13:30-15:00 (Session chair: Antti Saastamoinen)

Timo Kuosmanen (Aalto University School of Business)

Assessing Green Growth in Agriculture: Dynamic Material Balance and Semi-Nonparametric Malmquist Index

SLIDES


Timo Sipiläinen (University of Helsinki)

Performance of dairy farms in Finland and Norway from 1991 - 2008


               BREAK (Coffee and tea) 15:00-15:30


SESSION 4 (Lecture hall C-350) 15:30-17:30 (Session chair: Timo Sipiläinen)


Abolfazl Keshvari (Aalto University School of Business)

Identifying facets of a piecewise linear technology by adapted Fourier-Motzkin elimination method

SLIDES

Yongjun Li (Management School, University of Science and Technology of China)

DEA models for two-stage processes: an enhanced Russell measure approach

SLIDES

Elina Berghäll (Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT))

Have innovation inputs substituted for investment in Finland?

 

 

3rd Helsinki Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (HeWEPA) mini-workshop in 4 May 2012 at Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki.


Organizers of the workshop would like to thank all the participants. See the photos below.  

PHOTO GALLERY 

 

PROGRAM 

(The PICTURE link shows a picture of the presenter)

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SESSION 1 9:00-10:15 (Session chair: Kristiaan Kerstens)
Opening Remarks by Timo Kuosmanen

Mika Kortelainen (Government Institute for Economic Research): Public and Private Capital Productivity in Russia – A Nonparametric Investigation SLIDES  PHOTO

Aziz Karimov (UNU-WIDER): Estimation of Shadow Prices and Economic Inefficiency of Vegetable Farming in Uzbekistan: Directional Input Distance Function Approach PHOTO

BREAK (Coffee and tea) 10:15-10:30


KEYNOTE 1 10:30-12:00 (Session chair: Timo Kuosmanen)

Kristiaan Kerstens (IESEG School of Management, Lille, France): Scale Economies and Returns to Scale in Non-Parametric Models: Exploring the Impact of Convexity SLIDES PHOTO

 

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-13:00


KEYNOTE 2 13:00-14:30 (Session chair: Timo Sipiläinen)

Andrew L. Johnson (Texas A&M University, USA): Imposing Conservation of Mass in Abatement Function Estimates: NOx Generation in Coal-Fired Power Plants SLIDES PHOTO

BREAK (Coffee and tea) 14:30-14:45


SESSION 2 14:45-16:00 (Session chair: Andrew L. Johnson)

Juha Eskelinen (Aalto University School of Economics): Intertemporal Sales Efficiency Analysis of a Bank Branch Network: A Stochastic Semi-Nonparametric Approach SLIDES PHOTO

Juuso Liesiö (Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University School of Science): Characterizing Portfolios of DMUs with Ratio-based Efficiency Analysis. PHOTO

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