By Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Daniel Primont

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OT 07' u:3 = 0 (47) 0, (48) ' (49) (50) (51) K and o+ r? ",9 = O. (52) This means that we cannot simply proceed as above, subtracting (49) from (48) . If we are to show that some consumer prices can be normalized without loss of generality then this now has to come from (49). Only when the shadow value of the constraints on consumer prices are shown to be identically zero can we proceed as above. Let (53) For this to be consistent with the above , V IT = ( T ) 2T = ( T ), and v3T = ( T) Vl , V2 ,V3,V V 4 , V 5 , V6 V 7 ,VS .

E 1 irlir l - JI1P1 PI + JI1P1T IlT \7 m2 ° 1° 1 + JI1P1T\7ml OOT ° 1° 1 ( JI1 T1 - /L2 81 ) \7 1r1 "' 11 1r2irl + <,,1°1 c OT d \7m2 ",tJ °F - (/L1 T1 - JI2 81) \7 1r1 "'t· (135) The final line in this derivation follows from (108). Rearranging yields TEO Ta 1 E 1 Ta1E1 1r1 1r1+/L1P1 ir l irl+/L1P1 1r2irl PI PI f l 1P 1 ( = J1281-JI1 T1 )[ 1 1] IT \71r1"' 1+ \7 m 2 "'1 01 (136) which is in fact (119). [ Pi {L1P1T \lm2 (Xl1+ {L2P2T -({L1 T1 - {L2St} \l PI K~ = {L1P[ ~ Et1r1 71"1 + {L2P1 ~ E~21r1 71"1 -({L1 T1 - {L2St} \lPI 1] IT \lm2(X2 (Xl 71"1 - ~ [6 - ({L1T1 - {L2 S1) \l m 2 K~] (X~T 71"1 K~ .

A function of n variables, F , has a second order Taylor series approximation interpretation if there are real constants, ai ,bjk, i , j , k = 1, ... , n and real-valued functions ¢ and h such that n ¢ (F(z)) = n n I: aih(z i) + I:I: bjkh(Zj)h(zd , i=1 j=1 k=1 (13) Derivative Properties of Directional Technology Distance Functions 39 where it is assumed, without loss of generality, that bjk = bkj, j , k = 1, . . , n. See Lau (1977) and Blackorby, Primont, and Russell (1978, pp. 290-296) for a further discussion.