Introducing Weights Restrictions in Data Envelopment Analysis Models for Mutual Funds
AbstractData envelopment analysis has been applied in a number of papers to measure the performance of mutual funds, besides a great many applications on the more diverse fields of performance evaluation. The data envelopment analysis models proposed in the mutual funds literature do not generally set restrictions on the weights assigned to the input and output variables. In this paper, we study the effects of the introduction of different weight restrictions on the results of the performance evaluation of mutual funds. In addition, we provide a unified matrix representation for three widely used approaches on weight restrictions: virtual weight restrictions with constraints on all decision-making units (DMUs) (on all funds); virtual weight restrictions with constraints only on the target unit; assurance regions. Using the unified matrix representation of the weights constraints, we formulate the data envelopment analysis (DEA ) efficiency model and express the efficient frontier in a unified way for the different weight restrictions considered. We investigate the effects of the different weight restrictions on the performance evaluation by means of an empirical application on a set of European mutual funds. Moreover, we study the behaviour of the fund performance scores as the restrictions on the weights become increasingly strict. View Full-Text
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Basso, A.; Funari, S. Introducing Weights Restrictions in Data Envelopment Analysis Models for Mutual Funds. Mathematics 2018, 6, 164.
Basso A, Funari S. Introducing Weights Restrictions in Data Envelopment Analysis Models for Mutual Funds. Mathematics. 2018; 6(9):164.Chicago/Turabian Style
Basso, Antonella; Funari, Stefania. 2018. "Introducing Weights Restrictions in Data Envelopment Analysis Models for Mutual Funds." Mathematics 6, no. 9: 164.
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