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La eficiencia productiva en el ámbito universitario: aspectos claves para su evaluación/The Productive Efficiency in the University: Key Aspects for its Evaluation

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  • MARTÍN RIVERO, RAQUEL

    () (Departamento de Economía de las Instituciones, Estadística Económica y Econometría. Universidad de La Laguna. Cno. La Hornera S/N. Campus de Guajara. CP.38071. La Laguna. Tenerife.)

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The interest for the analysis of the efficiency in the university has increased over the last years although there are few studies that pay attention to the characteristics of the educational production process. This article is aimed at reviewing the variables that define that process and emphasizing the suitability or not of using them to build up efficiency evaluation models in order to reach conclusions regarding the main dangers when doing this kind of studies. All in all, an account of the existing research is given with the purpose of measuring the efficiency of the University to develop its activities. El interés por el análisis de la eficiencia en las instituciones universitarias ha aumentado en las últimas décadas, sin embargo, son pocos los trabajos que presentan atención a las características del proceso de producción educativa. El objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión de las variables que caracterizan dicho proceso, destacando la idoneidad o no de su utilización en la construcción de modelos de evaluación de la eficiencia productiva, con la finalidad de extraer conclusiones acerca de las principales cautelas en la realización de este tipo de trabajos. Simultáneamente, se ofrece una panorámica de los estudios realizados para cuantificar la eficiencia con la que desarrollan sus actividades tales instituciones.

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  • Martín Rivero, Raquel, 2007. "La eficiencia productiva en el ámbito universitario: aspectos claves para su evaluación/The Productive Efficiency in the University: Key Aspects for its Evaluation," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 25, pages 793-812, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_10
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    Keywords

    Efficiency; Higher education; Production function.;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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