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Analyzing the Technical Efficiency of School Districts in Oklahoma

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  • Lee C. Adkins

    (Oklahoma State University)

  • Ronald L. Moomaw

    (Oklahoma State University)

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The parameters of a stochastic production frontier and the determinants of X inefficiency are estimated simultaneously using a maximum likelihood estimator proposed by Battese and Coelli (1995). Our results indicate that additional instructional and noninstruction expenditures improve student performance, but only by a small amount. In addition, we find that school district size, teacher education and experience, and teacher salary affect the technical efficiency of schools.

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Article provided by Missouri Valley Economic Association in its journal The Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 41-61

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Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:33:y:2007:i:2:p:41-61

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