Quantile estimation of the stochastic frontier model

Samah Jradi, Christopher Parmeter, John Ruggiero

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The stochastic frontier model remains popular within the field of efficiency analysis and yet it remains deeply connected to the notion of a conditional mean. Recent research has attempted to conceive of, and estimate, the stochastic frontier model in a quantile setting. We demonstrate here that the stochastic frontier corresponds explicitly to a specific quantile of the output distribution and provide a computational approach to recover this quantile. An empirical illustration demonstrates comparable performance with more classical methods of estimation of the stochastic frontier model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • Efficiency
  • Quantile function
  • Skewed normal
  • True quantile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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