Faculty Details

Dr. Biresh K Sahoo

Professor, Economics
Library Coordinator

Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur, India), JSPS Fellow (GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan), Lise Meitner Fellow (WU-Wien, Austria)
Phone:+91 (0)674 6647 735 (O) / 996 (R)
Email:biresh@ximb.ac.in
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Teaching Interests

Microeconomic Theory
Economics of Benchmarking

Research Interests

Applied Production Frontier Analysis
Efficiency and Productivity Assessment (Data Envelopment Analysis)

Administrative Responsibilities

Coordinator for Economics Area in XIMB (2014 -2017 )
Coordinator for Library Services in XIMB (2013-2017)
Coordinator for Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) in XIMB (2011-2012)
Coordinator for Economics Area in XIMB (2010 -2012)

Member in Editorial Board

Associate Editor, Omega - The International Journal of Management Science

Other Membership

Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) (2017 - )
Member, Association of Indian Management Scholars (AIMS) International, India (2009-2016)

Research & Publications

#Journal

2018, JOURNAL: Fusco, E., Vidoli, F., & Sahoo, B. K. (2018) Spatial Heterogeneity in Composite Indicator: A Methodological Proposal. OMEGA-INT J MANAGE S, 77, 1-14, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2018, JOURNAL: Mehdiloozad, M., Zhu, J., & Sahoo, B. K. (2018) Identification of Congestion in DEA under the Occurrence of Multiple Projections, EUR J OPER RES, 265(2), 644-654, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2017, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Singh, R., Mishra, B. & Sankaran, K. (2017) Research Productivity in Management Schools of India during 1968-2015, OMEGA-INT J MANAGE S, 66 (Part A), 118-139, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2017, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Khoveyni, M., Eslami, R., & Chaudhury, P. (2017) Returns to Scale and Most Productive Scale Size in DEA with Negative Data, EUR J OPER RES, 255(2), 545-558, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2017, JOURNAL: Mehdiloozad, M., Ahmadi, M. B., & Sahoo, B. K. (2017) On Classifying Decision Making Units in DEA: A Unified Dominance-based Model. ANN OPER RES, 250(1), 167-184, Springer, U.S.A.

2017, JOURNAL: Sahoo, N.R., Mohapatra, P.K.J., Sahoo, B.K. & Mahanty, B. (2017) Rationality of Energy Efficiency Improvement Targets under the PAT Scheme in India, ENERG ECON, 66, 279-289, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2016, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K. (2016) Weakly Disposable Formulations of Environmental Technology, LIB STUD, 1(2), 259-266, School of Liberal Studies, PDPU, India.

2015, JOURNAL: Mehdiloozad, M., Mirdehghan, S. M., Sahoo, B. K., & Roshdi, I. (2015) On the Identification of the Global Reference Set in Data Envelopment Analysis. EUR J OPER RES, 245(3), 779-788, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2014, JOURNAL: Mehdiloozad, M., Sahoo, B. K., & Roshdi, I. (2014) A Generalized Multiplicative Directional Distance Function for Efficiency Measurement in DEA. EUR J OPER RES, 232(3), 679-688, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2014, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Zhu, J., Tone, K., & Klemen, B. M. (2014) Decomposing Technical Efficiency and Scale Elasticity in Two-stage Network DEA. EUR J OPER RES, 233(3), 584-594, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2014, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Mehdiloozad, M., & Tone, K. (2014) Cost, Revenue and Profit Efficiency Measurement in DEA: A Directional Distance Function Approach. EUR J OPER RES, 237(3), 921-931, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2014, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., & Sengupta, J. K. (2014) Neoclassical Characterization of Returns to Scale in Nonparametric Production Analysis. J QUANT ECON, 12(1), 78-86, Springer, India.

2014, JOURNAL: Aparicio, J., Mahlberg, B., Pastor, J. T., & Sahoo, B. K. (2014) Decomposing Technical Inefficiency through the Principle of Least Action. EUR J OPER RES, 239(3), 776-78, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2013, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., & Tone, K. (2013) Non-parametric Measurement of Economies of Scale and Scope in Non-competitive Environment with Price Uncertainty. OMEGA-INT J MANAGE S, 41(1), 97-111, Elsevier Science, United Kingdom.

2012, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Kerstens, K., & Tone, K. (2012) Returns to Growth in a Non-parametric DEA Approach. INT T OPER RES, 19(3), 463-486, Wiley-Blackwell, Denmark.

2012, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., & Acharya, D. (2012) Constructing Macroeconomic Performance Index of Indian States Using DEA. J ECON STUD, 39(1), 63-83, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom.

2011, JOURNAL: Mahlberg, B., Luptacik, M., & Sahoo, B. K. (2011) Examining the Drivers of Total Factor Productivity Change with an Illustrative Example of 14 EU Countries, ECOL ECON, 72(1), 60-69, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2011, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., Luptacik, M., & Mahlberg, B. (2011) Alternative Measures of Environmental Technology Structures in DEA: An Application. EUR J OPER RES, 215(3), 750-762, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2011, JOURNAL: Mahlberg, B., & Sahoo, B. K. (2011) Radial and Non-radial Decompositions of Luenberger Productivity Indicator with an Illustrative Application. INT J PROD ECON, 131(2), 721-726, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2011, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K. and Gstach, D. (2011) Scale Economies in Indian Commercial Banking Sector: Evidence from DEA and Translog Estimates, INT J INFO SYST CH, 2(4), 13-30, IGI Global, U.S.A.

2011, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., & Mandal, A. (2011) Examining Performance of Banks in India: Post Transition Period. THE IUP J BANK MANAG, 10(2), 7-31, The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India.

2010, JOURNAL: Sahoo, B. K., & Acharya, D. (2010) An Alternative Approach to Monetary Aggregation in DEA. EUR J OPER RES, 204(3), 672-682, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2009, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. & Tone, K. (2009) Decomposing Capacity Utilization in Data Envelopment Analysis: An Application to Banks in India. EUR J OPER RES, 195(2), 575-594, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2009, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. & Tone, K. (2009) Radial and Non-radial Decompositions of Profit Change: With An Application to Indian Banking. EUR J OPER RES, 196(3), 1130-1146, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2009, Journal: Nakabayashi, K., Sahoo, B.K. & Tone, K. (2009) Fair Allocation Based on Two Criteria: A DEA Game View of Add Them Up and Divide by Two. J OPER RES SOC JPN, 52(2), 131-146, The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ), Japan.

2008, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2008) A Non-parametric Approach to Measuring Short-run Expansion Path. J QUANT ECON, 6(1&2), 137-150. , Springer, India.

2008, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2008) Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Growth in Nonparametric Framework: A Reconsideration. INDIAN J ECON, LXXXVIII(350), 493-524, University of Allahabad, India.

2008, Journal: Sahoo, B.K. & Meera, E. (2008) A Comparative Application of Alternative DEA Models in Selecting Efficient Large Cap Market Securities in India. Int. J. of Management Perspectives, 1(2), 62-75, International Business and Tourism Society, Turkey.

2007, Journal: Sahoo, B. K., Sengupta, J. K. & Mandal, A. (2007) Productive Performance Evaluation of the Banking Sector in India Using DEA. INT J OPER RES, 4(2), 63-79, The Operations Research Society of Taiwan (ORST), Taiwan.

2007, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2007) Scale, Scope and Capacity Utilization in DEA. INT J APPL ECON & ECONOM, 15(4), 298-328, Bangalore, India.

2007, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. & Acharya, D. (2007) Examining the TFP Change in Radial and Non-radial DEA Models: An Application to Indian Commercial Banks. INT J APPL ECON & ECONOM, 15(4), 383-405, Bangalore, India.

2006, Journal: Tone, K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2006) Re-examining Scale Elasticity in DEA. ANN OPER RES, 145(1), 69-87. , Springer, U.S.A.

2006, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2006) Evaluating Technical Change: An Application to Indian Sunrise Industries. Anvesak, 36(1), 59-86, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic Research, Ahmedabad, India.

2005, Journal: Tone, K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2005) Evaluating Cost Efficiency and Returns to Scale in the LIC of India Using Data Envelopment Analysis. SOCIO ECON PLAN SCI, 39(4), 261-285, Elsevier Science, United Kingdom.

2004, Journal: Tone, K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2004) Degree of Scale Economies and Congestion: A Unified DEA Approach. EUR J OPER RES, 158(3), 755-772, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2004, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2004) Measuring Productivity Growth and Capacity Utilization in Data Envelopment Analysis: An Application. INT J APPL ECON & ECONOM, 12(2), 165-200, Bangalore, India.

2003, Journal: Tone, K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2003) Scale, Indivisibilities and Production Function in Data Envelopment Analysis. INT J PROD ECON, 84(2), 165-192, Elsevier Science, Netherlands.

2003, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2003) An Empirical Comparison of Farrell and Koopmans Measures of Technical Efficiency in Data Envelopment Analysis. Anvesak, 33(2), 81-110, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic Research, Ahmedabad, India.

2002, Journal: Mohanty, P. & Sahoo, B. K. (2002) An Alternative to CRISIL Credit Rating Using Discriminant Analysis. The IUP Journal of Applied Finance, 8(1), ----. , The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India.

2001, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. & Mohapatra, P. K. J. (2001) Measuring Technical Efficiency in Data Envelopment Analysis. Opsearch, 38(5), 456-483, Springer Verlag, Germany.

2000, Journal: Sahoo, B. K. (2000) Returns to Scale and Technical Efficiency in Indian Agriculture. Anvesak, 30(1), 39-60., Sardar Patel Institute of Economic Research, Ahmedabad, India.

1999, Journal: Sahoo, B.K., Mohapatra, P.K.J. & Trivedi, M.L. (1999) A Comparative Application of DEA and Frontier Translog Production Function for Estimating RTS and Efficiencies. INT J SYST SCI, 30(4), 379-394, Taylor & Franscis, United Kingdom.

#Book

2011, Book: Sahoo, B. K. (2011) Efficiency Measurement in Data Envelopment Analysis: Some Selected Applications, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-8433-8965-5).

2011, Book: Mandal, A. & Sahoo, B. K. (2011). Performance Evaluation of Banks in India: Post Transition Period, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-8433-0293-6).

2006, Book: Sengupta, J. K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2006) Efficiency Models in Data Envelopment Analysis: Techniques of Evaluation of Productivity of Firms in a Growing Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, London (ISBN: 978-1-349-28509-9).

#Book Chapter

2017, Chapter: Sahoo, B. K. & Tone, K. (2017). Determining Returns to Scale in VRS DEA Model, In: K. Tone (ed.) Advances in DEA Theory and Applications: With Extensions to Forecasting Models (Chapter 5, Pages: 33-37), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., U.K. (ISBN: 978-1-118-94562-9).

2017, Chapter: Tone, K. & Sahoo, B.K. (2017). Examining Productive Performance of Life Insurance Corporation of India, In: K. Tone (ed.) Advances in DEA Theory and Applications: With Extensions to Forecasting Models (Chapter 13, pp. 119-140), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., U.K. (ISBN: 978-1-118-94562-9).

2017, Chapter: Acharya, D. & Sahoo, B. K. (2017). Dynamic Macroeconomic Performance of Indian States: Some Post Reform Evidence, In: A. Batabyal & P. Nijkamp (eds.) Regional Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia (Chapter 9, Pages: 181-197), Springer, Switzerland (ISBN: 978-3-319-27587-1).

2016, Chapter: Mehdiloozad, M. and Sahoo, B. K. (2016) Identifying the Global Reference Set in DEA: An Application to the Determination of Returns to Scale, In S-N. Hwang, H-S. Lee and J. Zhu (eds.) Handbook of Operation Analytics Using Data Envelopment Analysis (Chapter 12, Pages: 299-330), Springer, New York (ISBN: 978-1-4899-7703-8).

2015, Chapter: Sahoo, B. K. and Tone, K. (2015), Scale Elasticity in Non-parametric DEA Approach, In J. Zhu (ed.) Data Envelopment Analysis A Handbook of Models and Methods (Chapter 9, pp. 269-290), Springer, New York (ISBN: 978-1-4899-7 552-2) .

2014, Chapter: Sahoo, B. K., Zhu, J. and Tone, K. (2014), Decomposing Efficiency and Returns to Scale in Two-stage Network Systems, In W.D. Cook and J. Zhu (eds.) Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook of Modeling Internal Structure and Network (Chapter 7, pp. 137-164), Springer, New York (ISBN: 978-1-4899-8 067-0).

2013, Chapter: Sahoo, B. K. & Gstach, D. (2013), Scale Economies in Indian Commercial Banking Sector: Evidence from DEA and Translog Estimates, In: J. Wang (ed.) Information Systems and Global Society: Social Change and Global Development (Chapter 15, pp. 239-259), IGI Global, USA (ISBN: 9781466629 226).

2005, Chapter: Sengupta, J. K. & Sahoo, B. K. (2005). Evaluation of Alternative Efficiency Measures: An Application, In R. Ghosh and C. Neogi (eds.) Theory and Applications of Productivity and Efficiency: Econometric and DEA Approach (Chapter 3, pp: 45-666), Macmillan India (ISBN: 1403 92669 7).

Conference/Seminar

2016, Conference-Attended: Decomposing Efficiency and Returns to Scale in Two-Stage Network DEA / The 9th International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, Venue: Shiraz University of Technology, Iran.

2016, Conference-Attended: Data Envelopment Analysis International Conference 2016 (DEAIC2016): Methodology Advances and Applications in Governance and Management, Venue: Nanjing Audit University, China.

2012, Conference-Attended: Decomposition of Efficiency and Scale Elasticity in Two-stage Network DEA / The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Symposium, Venue: Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan.

2011, Conference-Attended: Measuring Scale Elasticity in Production in Two-stage Network DEA / The European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA) Conference, Venue: University of Verona, Italy.

2009, Conference-Attended: Measuring Inter-temporal efficiency and returns to Scale in DEA: An Application to Indian Banking Industry / The Spring National Conference of Operations Research Society of Japan, Venue: Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan.

2009, Conference-Attended: Measuring Inter-temporal efficiency and returns to Scale in DEA: An Application to Indian Banking Industry / The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ Seminar Series / Data Envelopment Analysis, Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

2008, Conference-Attended: The Nonparametric Approach to Measuring Scale Economies / The Department of Economics Seminar Series, Venue: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

2008, Conference-Attended: The Nonparametric Approach to Measuring Scale Economies / The Department Seminar Series, Venue: Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2007, Conference-Attended: Radial and Non-radial Decompositions of Profit Change: An Application / The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Symposium, Venue: Osaka, Japan

2006, Conference-Attended: Decomposing Capacity Utilization in Data Envelopment Analysis: An Application to Banks in India / The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ Seminar Series, Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

2004, Conference-Attended: Indivisibilities and Economies of Scope in Data Envelopment Analysis / The Spring National Conference of the Operations Reesarch Society of Japan, Venue: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

2004, Conference-Attended: Scale, Scope and Capacity Utilization in Data Envelopment Analysis / The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ Seminar Series, Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

2002, Conference-Attended: Scale, Indivisibilities and Production Function in Data Envelopment Analysis / The Asia Pacific Operations Research Society (APORS) Conference, Venue: Hakodate Future University, Haokodate, Japan.

2002, Conference-Attended: Scale, Indivisibilities and Production Function in Data Envelopment Analysis / The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ Seminar Series, Venue: Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

2000, Conference-Attended: Radial and Non-radial Measures of Technical Efficiency in DEA: An Empirical Comparison / Research Seninar on Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity, Venue: Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indore, India.

Projects / Consultancy

2009, Measuring Inter-temporal efficiency and returns to Scale in DEA: An Application to Indian Banking Industry, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

2009, Extended DEA Models and Eco-efficiency, Client: Board of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria , Status:

2009, Network DEA and its Applications, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

2008, Productivity Management in Rice Production Activities A Data Envelopment Analysis, Client: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India, Status:

2007, Radial and Non-radial Decompositions of Profit Variance, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

2006, Nonparametric and Parametric Measures of Scale Elasticity: A Comparative Evaluation, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

2005, Indivisibilities and Economies of Scope in Data Envelopment Analysis, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

2004, Scale, Scope and Capacity Utilization in Data Envelopment Analysis, Client: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, Status:

Directorial / Advisory Position

Member, Subject Research Committee, Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University,Bhubaneswar, India,Duration: 24-6-2015 to 23-6-2019

Member, Subject Research Committee, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS),Bhubanexwar, Odisha, India,Duration: 24-6-2016 to 23-6-2019

Work Experience

April 29, 2014 - May 1, 2014
Visiting Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur [India] (On a special leave from XIMB).

April 01, 2013 - April 14, 2013
Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi [India] (On a special leave from XIMB).

April 03, 2012 - April 17, 2012
Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi [India] (On a special leave from XIMB).

Feb. 19, 2012 - Feb.23, 2012
Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan] (On a special leave from XIMB).

May 28, 2010 onwards ...
Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) [India]

May 28, 2009 - May 27, 2010
Associate Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) [India]

March 12, 2009 - March 20, 2009
Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan] (On a special casual leave from Amrita School of Business (ASB), Coimbatore).

Feb. 05, 2008 - Feb. 04, 2009
(Senior) Lise Meitner Fellow, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna (WU-Wien) [Austria] (On a special leave from ASB, Coimbatore).

Sept. 01, 2007 - May 26, 2009
Professor, Amrita School of Business (ASB), Coimbatore [India].

Jan. 23, 2007 - Feb.22, 2007
Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo Japan] (On a special leave from ASB, Coimbatore).

Jan. 12, 2006 - Feb. 01, 2006
Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan] (On a special leave from ASB, Coimbatore).

Dec. 01, 2004 - Dec. 25, 2004
Research Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan] (On a special leave from ASB, Coimbatore)

July 05, 2004 - Aug. 31, 2007
Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business (ASB), Amrita University, Coimbatore [India].

March 07, 2004 - March 27, 2004:
Research Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan].

Nov. 05, 2001 - Nov. 04, 2002
JSPS (Postdoc.) Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo [Japan] (On a special leave from TAPMI, Manipal)

Feb. 01, 2000 - Feb. 29, 2004
Assistant Professor, T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal [India].

July 12, 1999 - Jan. 31, 2000
Assistant Professor of Economics at SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore [India].