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The apportionment or designation of an item for a specific purpose or to a particular place.In the law of trusts, the allocation of cash dividends earned by a stock that makes up the principal of a trust for a beneficiary usually means that the dividends will be treated as income to be paid to the beneficiary. The allocation of stock dividends generally means that such dividends will be added to the shares of stock held as principal, thereby increasing its size.

See: allotment, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, arrangement, assignment, budget, circulation, classification, consignment, coupon, dispensation, distribution, division, interest, order, part, portion, quota, share

ALLOCATION, Eng. law. An allowance upon account in the Exchequer; or rather, placing or adding to a thing. Ency. Lond.

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We think of their simple, transparent method as a first-pass diagnostic of allocative efficiency.
The access to firm-level data across multiple countries also allows us to conduct an extensive examination of allocative efficiency over time and across countries, applying a number of different methods.
Thus, in the absence of technical efficiency change, TFPG of the sector in India as well as in the states is calculated as the sum of technical progress (TP), Scale change (SC) and allocative efficiency change (AEC).
The minimum allocative efficiency score of the sample statice farmers was 0.
The allocative "static efficiencies" that conduct generates are efficiencies that relate to the economic-efficiency proficiency with which the actor produces its pre-choice product and/or distributive services (or finances its pre-choice operations).
its commitment to preserving allocative efficiency with respect to the
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was employed to estimate technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of tuberose cut flower farmers of district Kasur.
Allocative efficiency depends on the initial distribution of resources, which depends on the initial allocation of property rights.
Lovell (et al, 1990) argues that slacks may essentially be viewed as allocative inefficiency in that they measure the resource under or overuse.
While highest allocative efficiency rate was 44,41 %, it meant that farmers from cacao+coconut+patchouli intercropping pattern in conducting their farming had allocative in-efficiency of 55,59 %.
The entry cost, that is not the revenue of the auctioneer, decreases the profit of the winner, and thus the total surplus; hence the introduction of the nonrefundable participation cost should lower the allocative efficiency, in terms of the percantage of the maximal total surplus reached.
The efficiency indices as estimated from field data shed light on the extent of technical and allocative inefficiencies obtaining in cotton production at the farm level.