A DEA-based malmquist productivity index approach in assessing road safety performance

Yongjun Shen, Elke Hermans, Da Ruan, Koen Vanhoof, Tom Brijs, Geert Wets

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    The data envelopment analysis (DEA) based Malmquist productivity index measures the productivity change over time. It can be further decomposed into two components: the change in efficiency and the technical change. In this study, a specific road safety output-oriented DEA-based Malmquist productivity index is introduced to assess the changes in road safety performance of 26 EU countries from 2000 to 2007. The results show a considerable road safety progress in most of the member states during this period. The decomposition into the two components further reveals that the bulk of the improvement was attained through the adoption of new road safety technologies or strategies, i.e., the technical change, rather than through the relatively inefficient countries catching up with those efficient ones, known as the efficiency change.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Intelligence Foundations and Applications
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International FLINS Conference, FLINS 2010
    EditorsDa Ruan, Etienne E. Kerre, Da Ruan, Guoqing Chen, Tianrui Li, Yang Xu
    Place of PublicationSingapore, Singapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9814324698, 9789814324694
    ISBN (Print)978-981-4324-69-4
    StatePublished - 2010
    Event2010 - 9th International FLINS Conference on Foundations and Applications of Computational Intelligence - Chengdu
    Duration: 2 Aug 20104 Aug 2010
    Conference number: FLINS 2010

    Publication series

    NameComputer Engineering and Information Science


    Conference2010 - 9th International FLINS Conference on Foundations and Applications of Computational Intelligence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Information Systems

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