An application of stochastic frontier models with normal error and with t-Student error

Juliana Garcia CESPEDES[1]

Roseli Aparecida LEANDRO1

§    ABSTRACT: The Rural Development Offices  (RDOs) divide the state in 40 sub-areas where daily information is collected about prices and agricultural production. The objective of this paper is to analyze the efficiency of 40 RDOs in São Paulo state, as regards meat production by taking account the stochastic production frontiers models with normal error and with t-Student error using the Bayesian approach.

§    KEYWORDS: Stochastic production frontier; Bayesian inference; meat production; regression with t-Student error; regression with normal error.

[1] Departamento de Ciências Exatas, Universidade de São Paulo, campus de Piracicaba - ESALQ/USP, CEP

13418-900 Piracicaba, SP, Brasil.  E-mail: /