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For the det ails see Fare, Grosskopf, and Zaim (2002). Another possibility is the radial measure given by Fn(x ,y) = max{8 : (8x ,8y) E T} . The calculat ion of this measure is depicted in Figur e 3. Derivative Properties of Directional Technology Distance Functions 33 Input Fig. 2. However, this measure could produce very large values (high inefficiency scores) even when (z, y) is very close to the frontier. Moreover, this measure completely breaks down under constant returns to scale. 2 in Chambers, Chung, and Fare (1998) establishes that AI-A5 imply the following properties: Dl.

J L bkjgk = k L bjkgj =0 (19) j Then (18) and (19) imply that LL bjkgjgk = 0 and hence L a igi = -1. k j We summarize these restrictions below. L aigi = -1 , Lbjkgj = Lbjk9k Now, of course, 9 = (-gx, gy). If we let (gx, gy) = (-1 N, 1M), then (20) becomes N - L M ai +L M ak = -1 , k=1 i=1 =0 (20) (IN , 1M) so that 9 = k j N M N L bj k - Lbjk = L bj k - Lbjk = j=1 j=1 k=1 k=1 0, or N M M L a i - Lak = i=1 k=1 1, N M N L bj k - Lbjk = Lbjk - Lbjk = j=1 j=1 k=1 k=1 The conditions in (21) coincide with the conditions in (17).

And ex = 0, is equivalent to the homogeneous version of Motzkin's Theorem, where x E R" and Oa has the same number of rows as A. (104) 22 Blackorby and Brett If (104) has a solution, then (105) has a solution with z = 1. If (105) has a solution, then, dividing by through by z shows that (104)has a solution . 3 Second-Best Calculations We obtain from (83) (106) which becomes (107) (108) and (109) Finally we have from (82) (110) Expanding (110) yields (111) (112) (113) (114) (115) (117) (118) First note that, by (1), (111) is just (107) in disguise.