Applications of data envelopment analysis in education

Thanassoulis, Emmanuel and De Witte, Kristof and Johnes, Jill and Johnes, Geraint and Karagiannis, Giannis and Portela, Conceição S. (2016) Applications of data envelopment analysis in education. In: Data envelopment analysis. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science . Springer Science and Business Media, New York, pp. 367-438. ISBN 9781489976826

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Non-parametric methods for efficiency evaluation were designed to analyse industries comprising multi-input multi-output producers and lacking data on market prices. Education is a typical example. In this chapter, we review applications of DEA in secondary and tertiary education, focusing on the opportunities that this offers for benchmarking at institutional level. At secondary level, we investigate also the disaggregation of efficiency measures into pupil-level and school-level effects. For higher education, while many analyses concern overall institutional efficiency, we examine also studies that take a more disaggregated approach, centred either around the performance of specific functional areas or that of individual employees.

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