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- The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis
- Abbott, Malcolm; Doucouliagos, C.
- 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.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Economics of Education Review, Vol. 22, no. 1 (Feb 2003), pp. 89-97
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1402 Applied Economics
- Australia; Efficiency; Data analysis; Higher education; Universities
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed