This paper concentrates on negatively skewed one-sided distributions as an explanation of the occurence of positive (negative) skewness in the case of stochastic production (cost) frontier analysis. It takes as example the binomial distribution that can have negative or positive skew and derives the method-of-moments estimators.

binomial distribution, cost frontier, production frontier, skewness
Estimation (jel C13), Production; Capital and Total Factor Productivity; Capacity (jel D24)
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series
Tinbergen Institute

Carree, M.A. (2002). Technological Inefficiency and the Skewness of the Error Component in Stochastic Frontier Analysis (No. TI 02-012/2). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series. Retrieved from