Last week I had the pleasure to present at the young researcher workshop of the XII European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis held in Verona.  It was a really extraordinary experience.  Overall, I was very impressed with the conference. I think that its level can be considered the highest among those in the field of efficiency and productivity, especially thanks to the "high level" list of participants and the variety of covered topics. I learned a lot of new things, in particular about DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) approach, but also about advanced Stochastic Frontier modeling.

I presented one of my Ph.D. papers coauthored with Giuseppe entitled "Consistent estimation of the true fixed-effects stochastic frontier model". The thing that struck me was that the Professor Peter Schmidt presented a paper on the same topic. Do you guys want to know what was most amazing? We won the prize for the best YR paper!! We (Giuseppe and I) really want to thank the scientific committee for giving us the opportunity to present our work in this important Conference.

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