Efficiency in International Transportation Service

18 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2013

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America Zamora

Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo

Date Written: December 16, 2013


The evolution and grow of international trade has made more important and complex the task assigned to customs services. Now day’s customs administration is a relevant regulatory operator in international trade as facilitator and accelerator of trade. However, the study of efficiency on the public sector is more complex than the study of efficiency in the private, profit-oriented sector. Due to, the measurement of efficiency in the public services implies more effort in the identification of relevant variables. The aim of this research is focused on determining the relative efficiency of countries customs as a key of international trade considering 4 inputs and 3 outputs for 29 countries through the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The findings point out that according to the global technical efficiency, which departs from constant returns to scale (CRS), 8 customs were efficient. While the scores of the pure technical efficiency (VRS), 14 customs were efficient.

Keywords: Transportation services, management, efficiency, international trade, data envelopment analysis, inputs, outputs

JEL Classification: F10, H87, H21, P16, P45

Suggested Citation

Zamora, America, Efficiency in International Transportation Service (December 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368428 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2368428

America Zamora (Contact Author)

Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo ( email )

Michoacán, 58030

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