Methodological Advances in DEA: A survey and an application for the Dutch electricity sector

Laurens Cherchye, Thierry Post

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We survey the methodological advances in DEA over the last 25 years and discuss the necessary conditions for a sound empirical application. We hope this survey will contribute to the further dissemination of DEA, the knowledge of its relative strengths and weaknesses, and the tools currently available for exploiting its full potential. Our main points are illustrated by the case of the DEA study used by the regulatory office of the Dutch electricity sector (Dienst Toezicht Elektriciteitswet; Dte) for setting price caps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-438
Number of pages29
JournalStatistica Neerlandica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003



  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Dutch electricity sector
  • Empirical production analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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