Efficiency of research performance of Australian universities : a reappraisal using a bootstrap truncated regression approach

Lee, Boon L. (2011) Efficiency of research performance of Australian universities : a reappraisal using a bootstrap truncated regression approach. Economic Analysis and Policy, 41(3), pp. 195-203.

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The motivation of the study stems from the results reported in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 report. The report showed that only 12 universities performed research at or above international standards, of which, the Group of Eight (G8) universities filled the top eight spots. While performance of universities was based on number of research outputs, total amount of research income and other quantitative indicators, the measure of efficiency or productivity was not considered. The objectives of this paper are twofold. First, to provide a review of the research performance of 37 Australian universities using the data envelopment analysis (DEA) bootstrap approach of Simar and Wilson (2007). Second, to determine sources of productivity drivers by regressing the efficiency scores against a set of environmental variables.

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ID Code: 47500
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Efficiency, Australian Universities, research, DEA, HERN
ISSN: 0313-5926
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economics of Education (140204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Economic Society of Australia
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2011 21:49
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 07:40

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