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


Shawna Grosskopf (Oregon State University, USA)

Centralized or Decentralized Control of School Resources? A Network Model


                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


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


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

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


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

Have innovation inputs substituted for investment in Finland?



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