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On the estimation of total factor productivity: A novel Bayesian non-parametric approach

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On the estimation of total factor productivity : A novel Bayesian non-parametric approach. / Tsionas, M.G.; Polemis, M.L.

In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 277, No. 3, 19.09.2019, p. 886-902.

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Tsionas, MG & Polemis, ML 2019, 'On the estimation of total factor productivity: A novel Bayesian non-parametric approach', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 277, no. 3, pp. 886-902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.03.035

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Tsionas MG, Polemis ML. On the estimation of total factor productivity: A novel Bayesian non-parametric approach. European Journal of Operational Research. 2019 Sep 19;277(3):886-902. Epub 2019 Mar 28. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2019.03.035

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Tsionas, M.G. ; Polemis, M.L. / On the estimation of total factor productivity : A novel Bayesian non-parametric approach. In: European Journal of Operational Research. 2019 ; Vol. 277, No. 3. pp. 886-902.

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KW - Monte Carlo methods

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