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Jan 28-Feb 2, 2018 - Shape-Constrained Methods: Inference, Applications, and Practice - Banff International Research Station, Alberta, Canada
Jan 28-Feb 2, 2018 - Shape-Constrained Methods: Inference, Applications, and Practice - Banff International Research Station, Alberta, Canada
Estimation in shape-constrained statistical models dates back at least as far as Hildreth [(1954); J. Amer. Statist. Assoc., 49, 598--619],...
July 31 - August 1 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
July 31 - August 1 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
The annual general research conference on the Japanese economy will be held July 31, 2017 in Tokyo. The conference...
June 12 - 15 - European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis - London, England
June 12 - 15 - European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis - London, England
EWEPA is a major biennial conference on the topics of productivity, efficiency and performance analysis. We expect a very large...
November 13-16 - Informs Annual Conference - Nashville, TN
November 13-16 - Informs Annual Conference - Nashville, TN
The INFORMS 2016 Annual Meeting will take place in the Music City Center, the state-of-the-art convention center recently built, and...
October 15-19 - CICMHE Fall Meeting - Tucson AZ
October 15-19 - CICMHE Fall Meeting - Tucson AZ
The College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) held its bi-annual business meeting October 15th and 16th in Tucson, Arizona....

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Iterative S-shape production function estimation
Iterative S-shape production function estimation
A production function satisfying the Regular Ultra Passum (RUP) law is characterized by increasing returns to scale followed by decreasing...
Sweet or Sour? The Potential for U.S.-Cuban Trade in Sugar
Sweet or Sour? The Potential for U.S.-Cuban Trade in Sugar
This project seeks to analyze the potential for U.S.-Cuban sugar trade with a particular focus on Cuban sugar production. Cuba...
Evaluating Production Function Estimators on Manufacturing Survey Data
Evaluating Production Function Estimators on Manufacturing Survey Data
Organizations like census bureaus rely on non-exhaustive surveys to estimate industry population-level production functions. In this paper we propose selecting...
How inefficient are U.S. hospitals? What changes can lead to improvement?
How inefficient are U.S. hospitals? What changes can lead to improvement?
We use U.S. hospital data from 2004 to 2011 to estimate a cost function using a Bayesisan semi-nonparametric method that...
Adaptively Partitioned Convex Nonparametric Least Squares
Adaptively Partitioned Convex Nonparametric Least Squares
This research overcomes both the decreased accuracy of Convex Adaptive Partitioning on real production survey datasets and the cross-validation performance...