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Hotelling competition and teaching efficiency of Italian university faculties. A semi-parametric analysis

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  • Angela Stefania Bergantino

    () (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro)

  • Claudia Capozza

    () (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro)

  • Francesco Porcelli

    () (SOSE – Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.)

Abstract

In this paper we explore the effect of competition (à la Hotelling) on teaching efficiency of the Italian university system at faculty-level, over the period 2004 to 2008. The analysis is performed in two stages. First, we use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to calculate an index of teaching efficiency. Second, a parametric approach is used to evaluate the determinants of teaching efficiency, focusing on the impact of competition. Our results are in favour of competition: when faculties operate in a more competitive environment, they are induced to carry out teaching activity in a more efficient way.

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  • Angela Stefania Bergantino & Claudia Capozza & Francesco Porcelli, 2015. "Hotelling competition and teaching efficiency of Italian university faculties. A semi-parametric analysis," Working papers 26, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
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    Keywords

    teaching efficiency; competition; two step DEA analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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