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Title: Measuring efficiency in the summer olympic games disciplines: The case of the spanish athletes
Authors: Gómez-Déniz, Emilio 
Dávila-Cárdenes, Nancy 
Leiva-Arcas, Alejandro
Martínez Patiño, María J.
UNESCO Clasification: 5302 Econometría
241106 Fisiología del ejercicio
Keywords: Efficiency
Olympic Games
Stochastic Frontier
Issue Date: 2021
Project: Aportaciones A la Toma de Decisiones Bayesianas Óptimas: Aplicaciones Al Coste-Efectividad Con Datos Clínicos y Al Análisis de Riestos Con Datos Acturiales. 
Journal: Mathematics 
Abstract: This paper estimates the technical efficiency of Olympic disciplines in which Spanish athletes participate, taking into account the results obtained in the last three Olympic Games. A stochastic production frontier model (normal-exponential), using two control variables linked to economic factors such as budget and sports scholarships, is estimated in order to obtain different Olympic sports’ efficiencies distinguished by gender, using data from 2005 to 2016. The results detect some differences among the considered disciplines. In all the cases, athletics, canoeing, cycling, swimming, and tennis, depending on the gender, reach better values. This paper’s novelty lies in the efficiency analysis carried out on the Olympic disciplines and athletes of a country and not on the country’s efficiency, which allows managers and stakeholders to decide about investments concerning disciplines and athletes.
ISSN: 2227-7390
DOI: 10.3390/math9212688
Source: Mathematics [EISSN 2227-7390], v. 9 (21), 2688, (Noviembre 2021)
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