Workshop on

Data Envelopment Analysis for Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking

January 12-14, 2020


About the workshop

The Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi cordially invites you to attend a three-day workshop on Data Envelopment Analysis for Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. This classroom-based workshop will focus on both basic and advanced DEA models for efficiency and productivity measurement. The contents of the workshop are designed meticulously with the objective to provide a healthy balance between theory and hands-on applications. The participants will get training on using Microsoft Excel capabilities to handle DEA models in the first two days of the workshop. The final day of the workshop is reserved for the presentations on DEA modelling frameworks by the eminent scholars.


Who is this workshop for?

The workshop will be of immense benefit to doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and academicians who are working in the field of efficiency and productivity analysis. The workshop will also be suitable for corporate professionals who are interested in learning benchmarking techniques.


Workshop Presenter


Subhash C Ray ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1982. Best known for his book Data Envelopment Analysis: Theory and Methods for Economics and Operations Research published by Cambridge University Press, he is internationally recognized as an expert on nonparametric analysis of productivity and efficiency. He has published numerous papers in top-rated journals in management and economics. Over the past several years, he has conducted a number of intensive workshops on Data Envelopment Analysis at various universities in different countries. Professor Ray received the WW Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award from the International DEA Society (iDEAs) in 2016 for his overall contribution to the DEA literature. He is currently serving as one of the editors of a 2-volume Handbook of Production Economics for Springer. More details on his work are available at



Topics to be covered

The workshop will cover the topics given in the table below.

Course content

Day 1

  • Production Economics, Efficiency Analysis and DEA: An Overview

  • Most Productive Scale Size (MPSS) and Returns to Scale for Individual Decision Making Units

  • Cost Minimization in the Short Run and in the Long Run

Lab Session: Writing your own LP problems to Measure Efficiency on Excel Solver; A VBA Macro to measure efficiency of all units at once; Hands on application to measure technical and cost efficiencies

Day 2

  • The Directional Distance Function and Efficiency Measurement in the Presence of Bad Outputs

  • Cost Minimization when input prices vary across locations

  • Scale Economies and Capacity Utilization with multiple outputs and multiple fixed inputs

  • On the Choice of Inputs and Outputs for Efficiency Measurement

Day 3

  • Presentations by the eminent scholars



Mezzanine Floor, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.

Registration Fee
  • Indian academic participants: Rs. 8000

  • Indian non-academic participants: Rs. 10000

  • Non-Indian participants: USD 200

  • Ph.D Scholars: Rs. 4000


Registration and Payment

For registration and payment, please visit the link on the bottom of this page.




For more information, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (coordinator)


Important Notes

  1. Due to logistical reasons, only a limited number of participants will be admitted to the workshop. The admission will be on a rolling basis until all the positions have been filled or until the application deadline of 25th December 2019 has been reached. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodation.

  2. A few optional pre-workshop tutorials on basic DEA models will also be organized for beginners.




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