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A Dea Approach To The Relative Efficiency Of Portuguese Public Universities

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  • António Afonso

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    (UECE – Research Unit on Complexity and Economics; Department of Economics, ISEG/TULisbon –Technical University of Lisbon)

  • Mariana Santos

Abstract

We employ Data Envelopment Analysis, to estimate efficiency scores for Portuguese public universities. The input measures are constructed from the number of teachers and from universities’ spending while the output measures are based on the undergraduate success rate and on the number of doctoral dissertations. Using frontier analysis we are able to separate universities that might qualify, as “performing well” from those where some improvement might be possible. This could imply a better allocation by the universities of the usually scarce public financial resources available to tertiary education by the universities.

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Article provided by ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon in its journal Portuguese Journal of Management Studies.

Volume (Year): XIII (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 67-88

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Handle: RePEc:pjm:journl:v:xiii:y:2008:i:1:p:67-88

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Keywords: tertiary education; efficiency; DEA;

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  1. Mariana Cunha & Vera Rocha, 2012. "On the Efficiency of Public Higher Education Institutions in Portugal: An Exploratory Study," FEP Working Papers 468, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
  2. Angel García Correas & Manuel Larran Jorge, 2010. "Análisis de diferentes medidas de la eficiencia investigadora y factores explicativos en las universidades públicas españolas," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 5, in: María Jesús Mancebón-Torrubia & Domingo P. Ximénez-de-Embún & José María Gómez-Sancho & Greg (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 5, edition 1, volume 5, chapter 36, pages 703-732 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
  3. António Afonso, & Mohamed Ayadi, & Sourour Ramzi,, 2013. "Assessment of efficiency in basic and secondary education in Tunisia, a regional analysis," Working Papers Department of Economics 2013/06, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  4. António Afonso, & Alma Romero & Emma Monsalve, 2013. "Public sector efficiency: evidence for Latin America," Working Papers Department of Economics 2013/20, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.

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