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dc.contributor.authorBolli, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-06T15:41:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-06T15:41:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.3929/ethz-a-006341664en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50419-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides first micro-level evidence of the global university production frontier, allowing to estimate technical efficiencies of 273 top research universities across 29 countries between 2007 and 2009. Exploiting comparable international data improves the estimation of the production technology, allows to assess the distance of individual countries to the global frontier and enables comparison of university efficiencies between and across countries. The estimated input distance function uses undergraduate students, graduate students and citations to capture university outputs and staff to measure inputs. Contrasting two alternative econometric strategies to identify technical efficiency yields relatively stable results. Furthermore, the paper addresses the problem of unobserved heterogeneity by relating the obtained efficiency rankings to quality rankings and by exploiting the panel structure of the data to account for unobserved heterogeneity explicitly. The results suggest that technical efficiency rankings can be obtained in a relatively simple econometric setting.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKOF Zürichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 272en_US
dc.subject.jelD20en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUniversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordGlobal Frontieren_US
dc.subject.keywordEfficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordStochastic Frontieren_US
dc.subject.keywordUnobserved Heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordTrue Random Effects Stochastic Frontieren_US
dc.subject.stwHochschulforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktionsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleThe global production frontier of universitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654819211en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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