Measuring Italian university efficiency: a non-parametric approach
AbstractThis work analyses the performance of Italian universities taking into account technical efficiency. The study provides an assessment of levels of technical efficiency taking into account also environmental factors. We focus on the relationship between levels of technical efficiency and university students dropouts. The efficiency analysis, using Data Envelopment Analysis, w.r.t. the 2009/10 academic year, shows that universities belonging to the private sector have higher efficiency scores than public owned universities. Moreover, a difference arises on a geographical basis where centre-northern universities are generally more efficient than southern ones.
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Date of creation: 10 Dec 2011
Date of revision: 29 Feb 2012
Technical efficiency – DEA – Second stage analysis;
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- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-04-17 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EDU-2012-04-17 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2012-04-17 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-LAB-2012-04-17 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2012-04-17 (Public Economics)
- NEP-SOG-2012-04-17 (Sociology of Economics)
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