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dc.contributor.authorvon Hirschhausen, Christian R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCullmann, Astriden_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T13:20:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T13:20:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27354-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we present a nonparametric comparative efficiency analysis of 179 communal public transport bus companies in Germany (1990-2004). We apply both deterministic data envelopment analysis (DEA) and bootstrapping to test the robustness of our estimates and to test the hypothesis of global and individual constant returns to scale. We find that the average technical efficiency of German bus companies is relatively low. We observe that the industry appears to be characterized by increasing returns to scale for smaller companies. These results would imply increasing pressure on bus companies to restructure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 831en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.jelL51en_US
dc.subject.jelL92en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPublic transporten_US
dc.subject.keywordbusesen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiency analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordnonparametric methodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDEAen_US
dc.subject.keywordbootstrappingen_US
dc.subject.stwOmnibusverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Personennahverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwSkalenertragen_US
dc.subject.stwReorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleNext stop: restructuring? A nonparametric efficiency analysis of German public transport companiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn587096403en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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