The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis

Abbott, M. and Doucouliagos, C. 2003, The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis, Economics of Education Review, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 89-97.

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Title The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis
Author(s) Abbott, M.
Doucouliagos, C.ORCID iD for Doucouliagos, C.
Journal name Economics of Education Review
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 89
End page 97
Publisher Pergamon - Elsevier B V
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2003-02
ISSN 0272-7757
Keyword(s) efficiency
educational economics
data envelopment analysis
technical efficiency
scale efficiency
Summary With participation in higher education amongst young people rising, governments around the world have been faced with increasing pressure on their finances, giving rise to the need to operate universities with a higher degree of efficiency. In this paper, non-parametric techniques are used to estimate technical and scale efficiency of individual Australian universities. Various measures of output and inputs are used. The results show that regardless of the output–input mix, Australian universities as a whole recorded high levels of efficiency relative to each other.
Notes Available online 24 January 2002.
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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