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An Empirical Survey of Frontier Efficiency Measurement Techniques in Education

Worthington, Andrew C. (2001) An Empirical Survey of Frontier Efficiency Measurement Techniques in Education. Education Economics, 9(3), pp. 245-268.

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Abstract

Educational institutions worldwide are increasingly the subject of analyses aimed at defining, measuring and improving efficiency. However, despite the importance of efficiency measurement in education, it is only relatively recently that the more advanced econometric and mathematical programming frontier techniques have been applied to primary and secondary schools, university departments and degree programs, and universities as a whole. This paper attempts to provide a synoptic survey of the comparatively few empirical analyses in education using frontier efficiency measurement techniques. Both the measurement of inefficiency in education and the determinants of educational efficiency are examined.

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ID Code: 2576
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: econometric frontiers, mathematical programming, data envelopment analysis, education, production functions
DOI: 10.1080/09645290110086126
ISSN: 1469-5782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > Economic Theory (140100) > Microeconomic Theory (140104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Applied Economics not elsewhere classified (140299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Education Economics 9(3):pp. 245-268.
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:25

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