October 4 - 7, 2016

Event

InfraTrain Autumn School 2015 - Efficiency Analysis of Infrastructure Companies

Date

October 4 - 7, 2016

Location

DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Speaker

Subal Kumbhakar, Ph.D., distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Binghamton, New York State.

This course focuses on recent advances in (semi)parametric measurement of productivity and efficiency in production. The methodological discussion includes cross-section and panel data approaches as well as different ways of incorporating determinants of production and inefficiency. The methods are applied to firm level data of public and private infrastructure companies, which are frequently subject to regulatory oversight and benchmarking. Within the empirical analysis of these companies, special attention will be put on the differences in ownership and governance, firms’ capital structure, and their investment behavior.