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The efficiency of economics departments reconsidered

Klaus Wohlrabe () and Elisabeth Friedrich ()
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Elisabeth Friedrich: University of Würzburg

Economics Bulletin, 2017, vol. 37, issue 3, 1602-1611

Abstract: Employing data envelopment analysis and the free disposal hull approach, we evaluate the efficiency of 206 economics departments around the world. We use one input, full-time equivalents, and ten outputs which were both downloaded from RePEc website. By averaging over 1023 efficiency scores, obtained from all possible input-output combinations, we rank the economics departments. Furthermore, we provide some evidence that efficiency is not well correlated with reputation whi

Keywords: efficiency; economics departments; data envelopment analysis; free disposal hull; RePEc (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 J4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-07-16
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