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The efficiency of economics departments reconsidered

Wohlrabe, Klaus and Friedrich, Elisabeth (2016): The efficiency of economics departments reconsidered.

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Abstract

Employing data envelopment analysis and the free disposal hull approach, we evaluate the efficiency of 206 economics departments around the world. We use one input, full-time equivalents, and ten outputs which were both downloaded from RePEc website. By averaging over 1023 efficiency scores, obtained from all possible input-output combinations, we rank the economics departments. Furthermore, we provide some evidence that efficiency is not well correlated with reputation which is measured by the institutional ranking in RePEc.

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