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Call for PAPERS: International Conference on Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity in Emerging Economies December 18-19, 2019, South Asian University, New Delhi

Call for Papers: DEA 

International Conference on “Measurement of Efficiency & Productivity in Emerging Economies”
December 18-19, 2019
South Asian University, New Delhi 

The Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi invites the researchers and practitioners to submit their full-length research papers/extended abstracts for presentation in the Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity in Emerging Economies Conference which will be held from December 18-19, 2019. Theoretical and empirical papers focusing on non-parametric and parametric methodological frameworks, such as Data Envelopment Analysis, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, and Index number theory are particularly welcome. 

Conference sub-themes

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advances in Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis
  • Impact of Global Financial Crisis on efficiency and productivity
  • Benchmarking and performance improvements
  • Efficiency and productivity measurement in emerging economies: Issues and Perspectives
  • Case studies pertaining to efficiency and productivity measurement in emerging economies

 Preliminary programme

18 December, 2019: Opening ceremony plus full day conference

19 December 2019: Full day conference and closing ceremony

 Submission process:

Please submit your paper HERE

Contact Email:

Conference email:

 Reviewing process:

Submitted full-length papers/extended abstracts will go through a rigorous peer-review process. The main criteria for acceptance will be quality and originality of the contribution.

Important dates:

Deadline of submission of full length paper/extended abstract: 15 October 2019

Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2019

Registration and payment of registration fee: 15 November 2019

Registration Fee
  • Indian academic participants: Rs. 8000
  • Indian non-academic participants: Rs. 10000
  • Non-Indian participants: USD 200
  • Ph.D. Scholars: Rs. 4000

After receiving the acceptance letter, please visit the conference webpage at for registration and payment.

 Important Notes

  1. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodation.
  2. The registration fee will not be refunded in case of cancelling the conference participation.

Contact: Any inquiries or concerns may be addressed to Sunil Kumar (Organising Secretary) at or Dr. Soumya Datta (Coordinator) at

Call for PAPERS: DEA at Informs, October 20-23, 2019 in Seattle, Washington

Call for Papers: DEA 

Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Informs) Annual conference, October 20-23, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  

Dear colleagues:

I am writing you to invite you to the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Informs) Annual conference that will be held from October 20-23, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  This conference brings together multiple disciplines include Business, Engineering, Economics, among others. I am organizing the Productivity and Data Envelopment Analysis Track whose attendees are broadly interested production economics, both deterministic and stochastic approaches.

I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to one of these sessions. For some of you, your positive response in the past has helped Andy Johnson to organize some very good sessions. I hope you have enjoyed the sessions. For others I would like to invite you to join for the first time.

I am organizing similar sessions in Seattle.

If you plan to submit an abstract to this track, please provide me your name, email address and a tentative title of the presentation. I will then send you a formal invitation through the conference system and instructions for you to submit the abstract. Please email me your response by Monday, May 5th.

Notice that you have to respond very quickly! I contacted Informs 3 weeks ago, because I was surprised that I have received no request for organizing sessions within Productivity and Data Envelopment Analysis Track for 2019. I have to day (April 22nd) received an email requesting me to try and organize such a cluster, but with the requirement, that I invite session chairs before May 5th. In other words, you have to respond very quickly. When you receive a formal invitation through the conference system and instructions for you to submit the abstract then notice that the deadline for submitting the abstract is May 15th!!!

I look forward to a positive response. My apologizes for cross-postings.


Ole B. Olesen
Department of Business and Economics
+45 65 50 32 54

University of Southern Denmark , Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

7th Workshop on Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services, Spain, September, 2019

Call for Papers: Governance and efficiency assessment of public services 

7th Workshop on Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), September 5th and 6th 2019

Abstract submission:                                CLICK HERE

Dear Colleagues,

This is a kind reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 7th Workshop on Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services is now approaching:

  • May 3rd: Deadline for abstract submission
  • May 31st: Notification of acceptance
  • June 28th: Full paper submission
  • July 5th: Deadline for early bird registration and fee payment
  • July 31st: Deadline for late registration and fee payment
  • September 5th& 6th: Workshop

Special issue

We are editing a special issue in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Authors presenting their work at the Workshop can submit their paper for evaluation and eventual publishing in our special issue. We invite you to visit the “special issue” section on our website.

Keynote speakers

We are pleased to confirm that the keynote speakers for the conference are:

  • Prof. Yancy Vaillant, Toulouse Business School
  • Prof. Pablo Arocena, Universidad Pública de Navarra

Further information

We invite you to visit the Workshop’s website ( For any further queries, please contact us at

Please, feel free to distribute this Call to any colleagues who may be interested. We apologise for any cross-posting.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Barcelona!

Best regards,

Local organising committee

7th International Workshop on Efficiency
September 5th and 6th 2019, Barcelona


Call for PAPERS: DEA at OR61, September 2019, University of Kent, UK

Call for Papers: Data Envelopment Analysis and its Applications 

OR61: Annual Conference, 3-5 September 2019, University of Kent, UK

Abstract submission: CLICK HERE (deadline: 25th June 2019)

Dear Colleague,

I would like to issue an invitation to take part in the Data Envelopment Analysis Stream of the OR61 Conference. This conference will be held in University of Kent, UK from 3rd to 5th September 2019. Contributions from both the academic and the non-academic communities are welcome.

This stream covers papers on the theme of efficiency and productivity analysis and performance management. Both parametric and non-parametric papers will be considered. We especially welcome papers on the theory, methodology and application of Data Envelopment Analysis and econometric methods in performance management. Of particular interest are successful applications of performance and efficiency analysis in the real world, for example in banking, healthcare, education, transportation, Energy, and so on.

If you are interested in making a presentation, please submit a title of your talk no later than 25th June 2019. See details at:  at

Deadline for submission abstract:   June 25, 2019
Deadline for early registration fee:  June 30, 2019
Conference date:                                         September 3-5, 2019
Conference Venue:                                     University of Kent, UK

Details about the venu:                            CLICK HERE
Abstract submission:                                CLICK HERE

Kind regards,
Ali Emrouznejad,
Professor of Business Analytics, Operations & Information Management Group
Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

[Data Envelopment | DEA Software | LinkedIn]


DEA & SFA course at Aston University, November 2019:
Aston Group of Efficiency and Productivity

Courses on: Performance Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) at Aston University, UK


DEA course: 25 – 26 November 2019
SFA course: 27 – 28 November 2019


Two-day course on Productivity and Efficiency Analysis Using R, May 2019, Queensland

The Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA) at the University of Queensland invites you to attend a two-day intensive course on Productivity and Efficiency Analysis Using R.  The course will focus on measures of productivity and efficiency that are of practical relevance to policymakers.  Unlike many courses in productivity and efficiency analysis, this course will teach participants how to measure productivity change in ways that are consistent with measurement theory.  Participants will then learn how piecewise frontier models (PFMs), deterministic frontier models (DFMs) and stochastic frontier models (SFMs) can be used to explain variations in productivity.  Finally, participants will get hands-on experience analyzing productivity change using R. 

Date: Saturday 4 May – Sunday 5 May 2019
Time: 8.30am for a 9.00am start to 6.00pm
Location: Room 113, Chamberlain Building (35) UQ St Lucia 
Presenter: Professor Chris O’Donnell 
Cost: $1000 (inc GST) standard fee. $600 (inc GST) full-time students.  The cost includes lunches, refreshments and a copy of Professor O’Donnell’s new book, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis: An economic Approach to Measuring and Explaining Managerial Performance.

I hope you can join us for this exciting course.  Limited places are available, so you are advised to book early.  Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.  Any enquiries should be directed to


Alicia Rambaldi

7th Workshop on efficiency and productivity analysis, Porto, 13th of September 2019

It is a pleasure to announce the 7th Workshop on efficiency and productivity analysis that will be held in Católica Porto Business School  on the 13th of September 2019. Details on the workshop dates and call for abstracts can be found HERE.

The deadline for paper submissions is the 25th May 2019.

For further details please visit click here

I hope to see you in Porto next June,

Contacts & Location

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto, Portugal

Organizing Commitee:

Maria Conceição Andrade e Silva (Católica Porto Business School – UCP) (

Rui Soucasax Sousa (Católica Porto Business School – UCP & SLab – Service Management Lab) (

Maria Alice Trindade (Católica Porto Business School – UCP & SLab – Service Management Lab) (

Ana S. Camanho (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto) (

DEA in EURO2019 conference, Dublin, June 23-26, 2019


Abstract submission deadline: February 8, 2019

Conference dates: June 23-26, 2019

Conference website:

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing the stream “Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Measurement” at the upcoming EURO 2019 conference in Dublin, June 23-26, 2019.

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in EURO 2019 conference and submit a paper to this stream. To submit the paper, please visit and use the invitation codes given below:

62b9b671            Performance Measurement topics (contributions to the Stream in any area of performance measurement, including DEA, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Directional Distance Functions, productivity change, software developments, among others).

487cf325             DEA theory and methodological developments

694ed42f             DEA applications in Education

d1c76901             DEA applications in Health

2574cacc              DEA applications in Banking and Finance

7b2f4701             DEA applications in Agriculture and Food

78599f00             DEA applications in Energy

c747ed93            DEA applications to Sustainability and Development

In order to submit a paper, you need to have a EURO account. If you do not have one, please visit and sign up for a new account.

If you would like to organize an invited session, please let us know via email to or .  We will send you the information that will allow you to invite people to submit abstracts online to your session.  Each session consists of four papers.

Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: February 8, 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin at EURO 2019!

Ana Camanho and Giovanna D´Inverno


Vacancies – Aston Business School

Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Business Analytics/Operational Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,199 to £58,089 per annum
Grade 8 to 10
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 17 February 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R190014

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award. The University actively supports and finances academic spin-offs. The Operations and Information Management Department is organized in five teams – Systems Modelling and Simulation, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Global ICT Management and the Advanced Services Group – conducting research in various aspects of operations, analytics and IS/ICT. There is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous, relevant and impactful. We support participation in international conferences and supervision of PhDs via the Dean’s scholarships, and actively support business engagement / executive education opportunities.

As part of our growth strategy, we are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual to contribute to the development of the Department’s research, teaching, PhD/DBA supervision, and enterprise activities. We are seeking expertise in operations research techniques that can be used for gamification, systems thinking and operations management improvement, as well as skills in tools such as R, SAS, Unity, and other web-based technologies. Those who can teach operations research and business analytics applied to other areas of expertise within the Business School, and those that have experience of teaching at MBA level and/or distance learning are particularly welcome. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our research profile and complement our teaching and business support provision.

You will have a good first degree, or equivalent job experience. You should have experience of teaching at different levels – ideally at under-graduate and at post-graduate levels and have potential to deliver executive education courses. You should be at least Fellows of HEA (or equivalent). Membership of learned organization and possession of entrepreneurial skills, and a higher degree are highly desirable.

This post is being offered as a Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Business Analytics / Operational Research.  You will be appointed at a Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow level dependent on your skills and experience.

Applications for part-time working are welcome.

The post is available to start as soon as possible.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Professor Ali Emrouznejad

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DEA & SFA course at Aston University, February 2019

Courses on: Performance Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) at Aston University, UK

Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis, Professor Ali Emrouznejad, Dr Dimitris Giraleas

DEA course:
February 18-19, 2019

SFA course:
February 20-21, 2019

(Register before 15th December 2018 and save £200)

For registration and further details please CLICK HERE. 

Short Course on Benchmarking and productivity Analyses, March 2019, Denmark

Benchmarking and productivity analyses – with economic applications and extensive hands-on activities


PhD School in Economics and Management at CBS

Course dates
04 March 2019 – 08 March 2019
Professor Peter Bogetoft
Porcelænshaven 16B, PH16B-118
A basic knowledge of quantitative methods and statistics is desirable, but the course will refresh the participants’ prior knowledge as we go along. The course will emphasize actual applications in research and consultancy, and will l train the use of opens source softwares like R. Participants are expected to bring their own notebooks to benefit fully from the hands-on activities.
The aim of this course is to introduce the participants to the theory and practice of performance evaluations and their usages in research, policy analyses, incentive schemes and regulation.

Specifically, the objectives are
1. To provide a basic understanding of state-of-the-art benchmarking, efficiency and productivity analyses methods using Data Envelopment Analyses (DEA), Stochastic Frontier Analyses (SFA) and related methods.
2. To provide training in the actual usage of such methods and associated software on different applications
3. To discuss the usage of performance evaluations to evaluate economic systems and to design decision support, reallocation mechanisms and incentive systems.

Background: Productivity and efficiency analysis is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field of research in economics, management sciences, and statistics. In addition to the empirical research on the magnitude, direction, and sources of productivity growth, this literature has produced quantitative methods such as data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA), which have diffused beyond their traditional confinement to production settings. These tools are used in many different application areas including environment, development studies, education, finance, health care studies, natural resource management, public economics, and sports studies, among other fields. The tools and approaches of productivity analysis are equally well suited for micro-level analyses of firms and other decision-making units as well as macro-level cross-country comparisons. Integration with incentive theory, mechanism design and decision support systems makes the tools relevant also in normative applications

Course content
Day 1 ?* Welcome * Introduction and overview ?* Production and costs models ?* Firm behavior ?* Efficiency concepts * Introduction to softwares

Day 2 ?* Data Envelopment Analyses (DEA) * Non-discretionary, environmental, quality etc variables * Dual models * Game interpretations * Exercises.

Day 3 ?* Statistical inference in DEA * Bootstrapping * Two stage models * Stochastic Frontier Analyses (SFA) * Exercises

Day 4 ?* Reallocation, market and merger analyses * Decision Support Systems * Network models * Exercises

Day 5 ?* Efficiency and Incentives, * Contracts * Regulation * Yardstick competition, * Auctions * Exercises

Teaching style
The course (5 ETCS) stretches over five days. Each day will consist of lecturing in the morning and conceptual discussions, presentation of applications by guests and course participants, and hands-on exercises in the afternoon.
A course certificate for the course is granted based on attendance and active participating.
Course Literature
The course will draw of original literature (articles) supplemented by text-book treatments like in

* Bogetoft, P. and L. Otto, Benchmarking with DEA, SFA, and R, Springer New York, 2011

* Bogetoft, P, Performance Benchmarking: Measuring and Managing Performance, Springer New York 2012

DKK 6,500 for PhD students – DKK 13,375 for non-PhD students

Registration deadline
First sign up via the registration link to get priority in case of overbooking – and then please send 5 lines on your background to no later than 4 February 2019.

The registration is binding after the registration deadline.

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