Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/41472
Authors: 
Schaffer, Axel
Simar, Léopold
Rauland, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series in economics 10
Abstract: 
Applying an outlier robust extension of the data envelopment analysis (DEA) followed by a geoadditive regression analysis, this study identifies and decomposes the efficiency of 439 German regions in using infrastructure and human capital. The findings show that the regions' efficiency is driven by a spatial and a non-spatial, arguably structural factor. As a consequence, concrete regional funding schemes, shaped by best practice results, might not be appropriate for all regions. Instead, a more differentiated funding scheme that accounts for both spatial and structural factors seems more promising.
Subjects: 
outlier robust DEA
regional efficiency
geoadditive regression
JEL: 
C14
R12
R15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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