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Analyzing the Technical Efficiency of School Districts in Oklahoma


  • Lee C. Adkins

    (Oklahoma State University)

  • Ronald L. Moomaw

    (Oklahoma State University)


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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  • Lee C. Adkins & Ronald L. Moomaw, 2007. "Analyzing the Technical Efficiency of School Districts in Oklahoma," Journal of Economic Insight (formerly the Journal of Economics (MVEA)), Missouri Valley Economic Association, vol. 33(2), pages 41-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:33:y:2007:i:2:p:41-61

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    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics


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