DEF Call for Papers 2019

Special issue on “Performance Measurement and Efficiency Analysis – Theory and Practice”

A special issue of Decisions in Economics and Finance is devoted to “Performance Measurement and Efficiency Analysis – Theory and Practice”.  We welcome papers presenting new theoretical results, models and innovative empirical applications as well as new computational techniques on performance measurement and on broader issues related to measuring, improving and boosting the performance and productivity of firms, industries and public services.  Contributions are welcome from all areas of the study of performance measurement methods in the context of efficiency in education, health or other public services, banking and finance, agriculture and food, energy, sustainability and development, including (but not limited to)   theoretical developments in frontier estimation methods and innovative applications of frontier estimation techniques.

Important Dates: Submission deadline for full papers: December 1, 2019

Manuscript Submission  Submitted papers should be original works and should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscripts should be prepared in keeping with the Instructions for Authors provided on the Decisions in Economics and Finance homepage: The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages, when compiled in accordance with the Instructions for Authors. Longer papers will be considered only in exceptional situations. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the journal’s online manuscript submission system at: Authors: please select “Special issue on Performance Measurement and Efficiency Analysis – Theory and Practice.” when you reach the “Select Article Type” step in the submission process. For more details, please see the PDF file at

Refereeing Process   Early submission is encouraged. The referee process will start upon submission of the paper. Accepted papers will be published individually online as they are accepted, before print publication. All inquiries concerning the submission to the special issue will be addressed directly by the Guest Editors: