Parametric and Nonparametric Approaches to Benchmarking the Regulated Firm

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Date: Nov. 1999
From: Journal of Productivity Analysis(Vol. 12, Issue 3)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 130 words
Lexile Measure: 60L

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Byline: Gerald Granderson (1), Carl Linvill (2) Keywords: DEA; efficiency; regulation Abstract: Rewarding regulated firms based on their relative performance requires benchmarks that reflect how performance is affected by regulation. This paper demonstrates how parametric and nonparametric efficiency measures can be employed to produce benchmarks that account for the effects of regulation. We apply measurement techniques to an eleven-year panel of 20 U.S. interstate natural gas transmission companies and use our benchmarking measures to distinguish firms that perform well owing to a superior management of technology from firms that perform well owing to the effective management of the regulatory mechanism. Author Affiliation: (1) Department of Economics, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056 (2) Public Utility Commission of Nevada, 1150 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada, 89701-3109 Article History: Registration Date: 30/09/2004

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A161067591