List of AcronymsΒΆ

For sake of demonstration, we use the following list of acronyms in this project.

COLS - Corrected Ordinary Least Squares

C2NLS - Corrected Convex Nonparametric Least Squares

CER - Convex Expectile Regression

CNLS - Convex Nonparametric Least Squares

CQR - Convex Quantile Regression

CRS - Constant Returns to Scale

DDF - Directional Distance Function

DEA - Data Envelopment Analysis

DMU - Decision-Making Unit

FDH - Free Disposal Hull

GAMS - General Algebraic Modeling System

MOM - Method of Moments

QLE - Quasi-likelihood Estimation

ICNLS - Isotonic Convex Nonparametric Least Square

ICER - Isotonic Convex Quantile Regression

ICQR - Isotonic Convex Expectile Regression

StoNED - Stochastic Nonparametric Envelopment of Data

StoNEZD - Stochastic Semi-nonparametric Envelopment of Z Variables Data

KDE - Kernel Density Estimation

VRS - Variable Returns to Scale