Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2011): Adjusting for cultural effects on countries’ education policy efficiency:an application of conditional full frontiers measures.

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In this paper using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) we evaluate the influence of national culture on education policy efficiency for 20 OECD countries. For that reason bootstrap techniques have been employed in order to produce biased corrected efficiency scores and confidence intervals are been calculated. By using probabilistic approaches it conditions the effect of national cultural values on the obtained countries’ educational efficiencies. The empirical results indicate that the efficiency of education policy is mainly influenced from differences of individualistic and masculinity values among the countries. However the results clearly indicate that education policy reforms must be based outside those national cultural bounds in order to support national economies on their foreseen challenges.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Adjusting for cultural effects on countries’ education policy efficiency:an application of conditional full frontiers measures 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Data Envelopment Analysis; Education; Linear programming; Statistics 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14  Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General I  Health, Education, and Welfare > I2  Education and Research Insititutions > I21  Analysis of Education C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C60  General 
Item ID:  30098 
Depositing User:  Nickolaos Tzeremes 
Date Deposited:  07. Apr 2011 18:48 
Last Modified:  15. Feb 2013 21:19 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/30098 