Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180275
Authors: 
Gnewuch, Matthias
Wohlrabe, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7013
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the efficiency of 188 economics departments around the world using data from RePEc. We go beyond the heavily used data envelopment analysis and utilize partial frontier analysis - specifically order-α and order-m - which addresses some of the drawbacks of the standard efficiency frontier analysis and allows for so-called super-efficient departments. We examine the particularities of these approaches and find that the super-efficient departments are not only the “usual suspects”. Furthermore, standard output rankings are not well correlated with our estimated efficiency rankings, which themselves are rather similar.
Subjects: 
super-efficiency
economics departments
data envelopment analysis
order-α
order-m
free disposal hull
RePEc
JEL: 
I21
I23
D61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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