Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/184749
Authors: 
Gnewuch, Matthias
Wohlrabe, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Education Economics [ISSN:] 0964-5292 [Volume:] 26 [Pages:] 610-623
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
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version
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