Monaco, Luisa (2011): Measuring Italian university efficiency: a non-parametric approach.
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This 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. Keywords: Technical efficiency – DEA – Second stage analysis JEL Classification:
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Measuring Italian university efficiency: a non-parametric approach|
|Keywords:||Technical efficiency – DEA – Second stage analysis|
|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 > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
|Depositing User:||Luisa Monaco|
|Date Deposited:||09. Apr 2012 14:00|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 03:37|
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