Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168372
Authors: 
Lehmann, Erik E.
Meoli, Michele
Paleari, Stefano
Stockinger, Sarah A. E.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
UO Working Paper Series 08-17
Abstract: 
In this paper, we compare the efficiency of the Italian and German universities in the process of transforming public funding into the multiple outputs of a university, i.e. graduating students, publishing research, and patenting activity. We do this with a particular focus on the policies implemented following the financial crisis in 2008. Using a sample of 133 public universities, of which 73 public universities in Germany and 60 public universities in Italy observed over the period 2006-2011 we find that Italian universities perform significantly better in terms of output maximization than German universities. The crisis does not show a general impact, while the treatment effect indicates that Italian universities coped better during the crisis than their German counterparts at a highly significant level.
Subjects: 
higher education
economic crisis
governance
data envelopment analysis
scale efficiency
JEL: 
H11
H12
I2
N30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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