Welcome to EWEPA XVI
the 16th European Workshop
on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
EWEPA XVI took place in London in June, 30 years after the first EWEPA conference, which was held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 1989. Since that first event, EWEPA has quickly become the leading biennial conference devoted to the methodology and application of productivity, efficiency and performance analysis of organisations. Following the success of the preceding EWEPA, held in London in 2017, we again saw a huge turnout of academics and practitioners from all continents taking part in EWEPA XVI. The Organising Committee invited presentations on different topics in the fields of productivity and efficiency, including theoretical issues of productivity analysis, popular parametric and nonparametric methodologies, such as stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis, bootstrapping approaches and interfaces with related disciplines. We also welcomed methodology and application papers concerned with the issues of measurement, understanding, incentivising and improving the performance of organisations in different sectors. Thank you for making EWEPA 2019 so great, and we look forward to seeing you in Portugal in 2021!