Heterogeneity and the evaluation of efficiency: the case of Italian universities

Agasisti, Tommaso and Johnes, Geraint (2010) Heterogeneity and the evaluation of efficiency: the case of Italian universities. Applied Economics, 42 (11). pp. 1365-1375. ISSN 0003-6846

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Abstract

A random parameters stochastic frontier model is applied to Italian data in order to evaluate the cost function and efficiency of higher education institutions. The method yields useful information about inter-institutional variation in cost structure and technical efficiency. Returns to scale and scope are evaluated for the typical university, and it is found that these returns are almost ubiquitously decreasing, a finding with clear policy implications.

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Journal Article
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Applied Economics
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13 Jun 2012 14:27
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Yes
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Published
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08 Jul 2020 03:10