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Title:Efficiency Analysis of East European Electricity Distribution in Transition: Legacy of the Past? PDF Logo
Authors:Cullmann, Astrid
Apfelbeck, Jürgen
von Hirschhausen, Christian R.
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:DIW-Diskussionspapiere 553
Abstract:This paper provides a cross-country efficiency analysis of electricity distribution companies in East European transition countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary). We compare the relative technical efficiency of East European regional distribution companies (RDCs) among themselves, as well as with German RDCs. We use the nonparametric DEA, and also apply bootstrapping techniques and the FDH-estimator; in addition, we carry out parametric analyses, mainly SFA (stochastic frontier analysis) and COLS (corrected ordinary least squares). The results suggest that the Polish distribution companies are still inefficiently small. The Czech Republic and Slovakia feature the highest efficiency.
Subjects:Efficiency analysis
econometric methods
electricity distribution
transition
Eastern Europe
JEL:P31
L51
C67
C14
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
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