Professor John McDonald

 This program develops and applies methods for assessing productive efficiency.

  • DEA frontier methods and regression are used to analyse efficiency.
  • Second stage DEA procedures are assessed and developed.
  • The procedures are applied to assess the efficiency of production units.
  • The program has been funded by the Australian Research Council and Flinders University.


1. Using least squares and tobit in second stage DEA efficiency analyses (PDF 188KB) , European Journal of Operational Research, forthcoming.

2. A problem with the decomposition of technical inefficiency into scale and congestion components, Management Science, 42, 1996.

3. Production Efficiency in Domesday England, 1086, Routledge, London, 1998, XIV +233 pages.

4. Manorial efficiency in Domesday England (PDF 992KB) , Journal of Productivity Analysis, 8, 1997, 199-213.

5. Efficiency in the Domesday Economy, 1086: Evidence from Wiltshire estates (PDF 95KB) , Applied Economics, forthcoming.

6. Allowing for different frontier and sub-frontier relationships in second stage DEA efficiency analyses.

7. Using a DEA tax frontier to discover tax policy almost 1,000 years ago.